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Problem running Configure in TWiki

mobill76's picture

I just installed the new TWiki appliance behind a firewall at work. I need to turn off the email verification feature as I won't be able to access anything from behind the firewall.

I assume that this is done in the Configure section of the Admin Tools but when I select this, I am repeatedly prompted for Login/Pass. The AdminUser login works as a site login but I can't access Configure with it.

This is an out-of-the-box install with no customizations. Not much I can change if I can't access Configure.

Has anyone else run into this?

Guest's picture

TWiki support forum

I recommend to ask in the Support forum on twiki.org, http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/WebHome

Liraz Siri's picture

We'll look into it

Bill thanks for reporting this. If we can reproduce this issue on our end then hopefully we can issue a workaround and a fix which will go into the next version.
Guest's picture

Upstream support ticket

This question is handled upstream at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/SID-00643 

M Ganter's picture

This is what came back: The

This is what came back:

The topic 'SID-00643 ' you are trying to access does not exist, yet.


Alon Swartz's picture

Misconfiguration in apache.conf

Thanks for reporting this, it turns out to be a misconfiguration in the apache configuration. You can either comment out the configure section as Peter mentioned, so you can access it without a authenticating, or update /etc/twiki/apache.conf
old:    Require user TWikiGuest
new:    Require user AdminUser
This fix will be included in all future versions of the TWiki appliance.
BTW, disabling email verification is specified here:
Security Setup -> Security Registration -> {Register}{NeedVerification}
I hope this solves your issue.
M Ganter's picture

Yes! It IS the Apache config


It IS the Apache config problem.     After making the suggested change and restarting Apache, I could run TWiki Configure.

It gives two warnings - one for localhost and one for email root@localhost.

After updating both and saving the Conguration, it appears to work.


Alon Swartz's picture

Thanks. Added to todo list

I've added the warnings you mentioned to my todo list for when we release an updated version.
Guest's picture

 It's /etc/twiki/apache.conf

 It's /etc/twiki/apache.conf

Alon Swartz's picture

Thanks for catching the typo...

Thanks for catching the typo, I updated the above post.
Guest's picture

Struggling with same issue

Hi, Alon. 

Really appreciate your taking the time and effort to reply. 

I'm running the TKL TWiki (downloaded about 1 month) as a VM on VirtualBox.  When I try to run the Configure thru TWiki, I'm told I have the wrong password. When I run it through a browser, it shows up as a text file (I've seen the posts on this cgi issue).

All would be just fine with your guidance from this posting, but I'm simply unable to locate the /etc/twiki/apache.conf file on the server.

I am certainly a relative novice.  Would you kindly direct me to that file? 

Thank you for your help!

Kevin Rodbell, MD

Jeremy Davis's picture

I suspect that the appliance has changed.

This thread is really old so I suspect that the way the server is built now has changed. TBH I'm not sure where the conf file is but the best place to start looking IMO would be /var/www/twiki Actually you could use the find command to help you out:

find /var/www/twiki -name apache.conf

Hopefully that will work...

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