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Development Ideas for the SecurityPlugin.

The Inspiration for this simple plugin came after seeing a new user put information that should not be public on a public web and realizing the telling someone to check whether the URL in the Location bar contains view or viewauth is not the best or easiest way for one to be able to tell if their information is publicly readable or not.

-- MichaelGindonis - 13 Jul 2005

Thanks Michael for contributing this Plugin back to the community, amazing how many Plugins we have now available.

I made some small changes to the Plugin topic (links, XHTML fixes, etc), feel to take this back into the next release.

BTW, when I first saw the Plugin in the WebChanges, my first association was that this is a Plugin about adding a security layer to TWiki. Possibly rename this Plugin to something specific, such as AccessIndicatorPlugin, AccessControlMarkerPlugin, SecurityMarkerPlugin or the like?

How about measuring and documenting the PluginBenchmarks?

-- PeterThoeny - 14 Jul 2005

I guess AccessIndicatorPlugin or CheckAccessPlugin would be a much better name for this. For the next revision I'll change the name and variables.

I guess further development is possible using the checkAccessPermission to display whether a page is Viewable, Editable... It would also be interesting to be able to see links to topics containing settings that affect access to a given page. Maybe this type of Functionality should be added to Search instead.

I tried PluginBenchmarks with the SecurityPlugin and it has an insignificant impact on the performance. There are only a few lines ( < 10) added to the EmptyPlugin. I ran the test a few times and got 100% almost always. Occasionally 101% and sometimes 99%.

-- MichaelGindonis - 14 Jul 2005

checked .zip into CVS

-- WillNorris - 19 Jul 2005

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