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I use subwebs - subdirectories. E.g. MyWeb.SubWeb1

I would like to create a subweb that is private - MyWeb.PrivateSubWeb.

(Why? Because TWiki ACLs are hard to set on a per-topic basis.)

Much to my surprise, it turns out that MyWeb.PrivateSubWeb.WebPreferences ACLs such as DENYWEBVIEW are ignored. Instead, the ACLs of the parent web is used: MyWeb.WebPreferences.

WORKAROUND: do not use SubWebs to control access.

I tried to submit this as a bug in http://develop.twiki.org/~develop/cgi-bin/view/Bugs/WebHome, but was not able to make this bug reporting interface work, as reported in text at the bottom of Support.WebHome

-- TWiki:Main.AndyGlew - 24 Jul 2006

(copied above text from TWiki:Support/BugInSubWebACLs)

-- PTh

This is discussed further in Item2815. Merged this there. CC

Summary Sub web ACL uses ACL of top parent web
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Codebase 4.0.4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1-beta1, Sun, 23 Jul 2006, build 11129
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a
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