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Access Control

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CAF is a wiki, which means that anyone can edit its pages. If you need to, however, you can specify in more detail who has access to your pages using Access Control Lists (ACLs).

When you're logged in, you should see a link at the bottom of your pages labelled 'Edit acls'. This link takes you to the Access Control lists for the page. Each page has three lists:

1. Read
2. Write (edit)
3. Comment
Access Control Lists
Each list is composed of elements (one per line) specifying who is granted those permissions for the page:

* = Everyone
+ = Registered users
UserName = a particular username

These can be inverted to deny permission by prefixing them with an exclamation mark.

Page with the following Write permissions would be editable by any registered user except user VereGordonChilde:

The default settings for all pages are that anyone (*) can Read a page, but only registered users (+) may edit or comment on a page. You can also use the ACLs page to transfer ownership (username) of the page.


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