Traditional TWiki topic based user management and user mapping


The User Mapping Manager interface provides services for mapping between a 'user identity' as used when talking to an external authentication provider, an internal TWiki canonical user ID, and the displayed name used to identify the user in TWiki. This is the default TWikiUserMapping in which user information is stored in TWiki topics - one per user, and then any mapping needed is done using the TWikiUsers topic in the Main.

See TWiki:Codev.SimplifiedUserMappingCodeInterface on for a more detailed discussion of the concepts.

It includes the topics that are used when registering and managing users and groups via TWiki, in TWikiTopics.

It includes:

If you are developing a non-TWiki based user mapper, you might like to consider removing or replacing the files installed by this Contrib.


The TWikiUserMappingContrib specific settings have not yet been moved out of the standard TWiki.spec. This will be done in a future release.

Installation Instructions

It's a part of the default distribution of the TWiki Core.

Contrib Info

Contrib Authors: TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit, TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny, TWiki:TWiki.TWikiContributor
Copyright: © 2007 Sven Dowideit
© 2007-2013 TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
© 2007-2013 TWiki:TWiki.TWikiContributor
License: GPL (Gnu General Public License)
Contrib Version: 2013-10-11
2013-10-11: TWikibug:Item7364: Add firstoption and firstvalue to USERREPORT{ action="select_one_user" } -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2013-09-24: TWikibug:Item7352: Add description setting to group topics; small css tweak in user reports -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2013-09-18: TWikibug:Item7344: Minor doc fix -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2013-07-04: TWikibug:Item7288: Wikify login name if no user mapper available -- TWiki:Main.MichaelBerger2012
2013-04-10: TWikibug:Item7151: Small fix in description of FIXEDTOPMENU setting -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2013-03-09: TWikibug:Item7179: Add missing countries Burkina Faso, Eritrea, South Sudan -- TWiki:Main.UweWahser
2013-03-04: TWikibug:Item7151: No underline decoration for links in profile page boxes -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2013-03-03: TWikibug:Item7143: In user profile pages, show Watchlist Changes instead of Tag Cloud in case TWiki:Plugins.WatchlistPlugin is installed and enabled & the TAGCLOUDPROFILE = on setting is not set -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2013-02-06: TWikibug:Item7139: New bubble_sig section in UserReports for nice bubble boxes around CommentPlugin comments; adding VarBUBBLESIG -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2013-02-06: TWikibug:Item7123: Use TWISTY in change history
2013-01-16: TWikibug:Item7088: Remove link to outdated presentation -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2013-01-05: TWikibug:Item7115: Configurable signatures with profile pictures - adding "user_pic" section to USERREPORT; adding VarUSERSIG -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-12-15: TWikibug:Item7084: Can't register local TWiki users with LdapContrib -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-11-18: TWikibug:Item7042: CSS based box shadow and rounded corners; make "Change" highlight on hover work in IE; make "Change" highlight when hovering anywhere on the profile picture -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-11-14: TWikibug:Item7020: Categorize TWiki Variable USERREPORT -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-11-09: TWikibug:Item7019: Rename order parameter in UserReports to sort -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-10-29: TWikibug:Item7014: In UserReports, include css sections automatically if needed; in UserReports, add style parameter to sections slim_box, small_box and business_card; in UserReports, set a "UserReports_users" variable in "user_list" section; in UserList, replace hardcoded business cards with business_card section of UserReports -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-10-24: TWikibug:Item6818: Remove obsolete WEBFORMS preferences setting; turn UserList search form into a "search_box" section; add order="" and reverse="" parameters to "user_list" UserReports -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-10-21: TWikibug:Item6819: Move change TWiki form from edit screen to "more" screen -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-10-18: TWikibug:Item6879: Custom UserReports: Adding VarUSERREPORT variable doc topic -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-09-15: TWikibug:Item6934: Option for auto-hidden or fixed top menu-bar with FIXEDTOPMENU preferences setting -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-09-12: TWikibug:Item6929: Doc fix: Show simply "Edit Group Settings" button instead of spelled out group name -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-07-27: TWikibug:Item6879: Custom UserReports: Adding "slim_box" and "select_users" sections -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-06-27: TWikibug:Item6894: Fix for WikiName cannot contain dots -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-06-02: TWikibug:Item6879: Custom UserReports for TWiki applications -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-05-01: TWikibug:Item6872: Show users as a list of business cards in UserList -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-03-30: TWikibug:Item6863: Limit size of tag cloud in profile pages -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2012-01-13: TWikibug:Item6796: Fixing copyright year to 2012 -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-09-23: TWikibug:Item6796: Doc improvement on how to create custom user profile template -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-09-23: TWikibug:Item6814: Prevent excessive indexing of UserProfileHeader by search engines -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-08-20: TWikibug:Item6711: Fix for UserList topic was listed in table of users; show "edit group" button above settings -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-08-12: TWikibug:Item6792: Usability: Typo fix in registration page and change e-mail address page -- TWiki:Main.TorstenEriksson
2011-08-01: TWikibug:Item6782: Usability: Add search filter to UserList -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-07-28: TWikibug:Item6780: Usability: Link to UserList topic instead of TWikiUsers -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-07-27: TWikibug:Item6778: Usability: Use PreferencesPlugin to edit user profile settings -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-07-26: TWikibug:Item6711: Turn off auto-linking in user profile form fields Titles, Department, Organization, Location, Region, Country -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-07-12: TWikibug:Item6768: Avoid %USERINFO in tag cloud of user profile page (not reliable if {AntiSpam}{HideUserDetails} configure setting is set); no longer needed because TagMePlugin now allows WikiWord name for by="" tag queries
2011-06-13: TWikibug:Item6733: More visual user profile pages with picture selector and status updates -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2010-11-05: TWikibug:Item6604: Add documentation for EDITMETHOD setting
2010-06-12: TWikibug:Item5335: Force-linking some WikiWords so that TWiki can work with NOAUTOLINK set or cleared
2010-05-26: TWikibug:Item6433: Doc improvements; replacing TWIKIWEB with SYSTEMWEB
4.3 TWikibug:Item6417 - fix issue so that LDAP users can login if 'TWiki::Users::TWikiUserMapping' is used
4.2.1 03 Aug 2008 - Distributed with TWiki 4.2.1
4.2.0 22 Jan 2008 - Distributed with TWiki 4.2.0
TWiki::Plugins::SpreadSheetPlugin>=2012-04-04Required. Download from the TWiki:Plugins/SpreadSheetPlugin add-on.
Contrib Home:

Related topics: TWikiRegistration, ResetPassword, ChangePassword, ChangeEmailAddress, BulkRegistration, BulkResetPassword, ManagingUsers, UserToolsCategory, UserReports, VarBUBBLESIG, VarUSERREPORT, VarUSERSIG, LoginName, NobodyGroup, TWikiAdminGroup, TWikiRegistrationAgent, UserList, UserListHeader, UserListByDateJoined, UserListByLocation, NewUserTemplate, UserForm, TWikiUsersTemplate, TWikiUserSetting, ChangeProfilePicture, TWikiGroupTemplate, UserProfileHeader, TWikiContribs

Topic revision: r11 - 2013-10-12 - TWikiContributor
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