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Item6288: Mailnotify not showing Form Data in Secure Web. (as per Support.SID-00379)

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If Webs on TWiki site are view restricted from TWikiGuest.

"* Set DENYWEBVIEW = TWikiGuest"

Mailnotify doesn't fully work on any topic on those webs. It only states that there were changes in the topics in those webs, but fails to show the content/changes of those topics.

There are two users being invoked to perform the Notification, the first one has access based on the end-user access to view/know there were changes, but the one generating the email doesn't have access and therefore the searches/formfield queries show up empty. (Even though the actual end-user subscribed to the notification has access to this topic/web).

In other support topics I saw that there used to be a way to run mailnotify under a specific username, so based on that hint, our solution was to change MailerContrib.pm in the following way:

Under sub mailNotify,


$twiki = new TWiki();

now is:

$twiki = new TWiki($TWiki::cfg{AdminUserWikiName});

As far as I understand this only changes how the "email rendering script" starts its own session, and since this happens after the user-access permissions "security screening" has taken place, it should be ok.

-- HugoDeLaCerda - 20 Jul 2009

Summary Mailnotify not showing Form Data in Secure Web. (as per Support.SID-00379)
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.HugoDeLaCerda
Codebase 4.3.0
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Sat, 18 Apr 2009, build 18024
AppliesTo Extension
Component MailerContrib
Priority Normal
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

Topic revision: r1 - 2009-07-20 - HugoDeLaCerda
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