Configuration Setting: useacl

This option enables DokuWiki's complete authentication system, including logins, access to the admin interface and the use of Access Control Lists for restricting what the users of your wiki may do.

The option is disabled by default for historic reasons, but the installer will suggest to enable this setting. There is no real reason to not enable it. When it is disabled, your wiki will be publically editable and you need to configure everything manually by editing config files.

Danger: Changing this option could make your wiki and the configuration menu inaccessible. (If you have done this, you will have to manually edit conf/local.php to set $conf['useacl'] back to true.)

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