TWiki Username vs. Login Username
This section applies only if your TWiki is installed on a server that is both authenticated
and on an intranet
TWiki internally manages two usernames: Login username and TWiki username.
- Login username: When you login to the intranet, you use your existing login username, for example
pthoeny. This name is normally passed to TWiki by the
REMOTE_USER environment variable. TWiki uses this name internally to log topic changes. Login usernames are maintained by your system administrator.
- TWiki username: This is your name in WikiNotation, for example
PeterThoeny, recorded when you register in TWikiRegistration; doing so also generates your personal home page in the Main web of your TWiki site.
UAIWiki can map the intranet username to the Wiki username automatically, provided that the Login username and Wiki username pair has been entered in the TWikiUsers
topic. This happens automatically when you register.
NOTE: To correctly enter a WikiName - your own or someone else's - be sure to specify the Main web in front of the Wiki username: write
%MAINWEB%.WikiUsername. This assures that the name will be linked automatically to the Main web, where user home pages are stored, even if the text is entered in a different web.
- 30 Jan 2003