Looking for Wiki software with good access control and security

Josh Frome jfrome at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 12:19:56 MST 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 11:52 AM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:

> Trying to find information on Wikis is, to put it mildly, frustrating.
> This is a good reason why one should never actually use "wiki" in a url
> that is intended to be search engine friendly.
> Anyway, I'm looking for a Wiki system that is designed from the
> beginning to have strong security and access controls.  I have various
> internal research groups and want to be able to set up areas that they
> can collaboratively edit, but other groups normally cannot edit or even
> read their wiki.  Some pages should be designated as readable to others.
>  And in some cases, different groups may collaborate on a page or set of
> subpages.  Of course I'd tie all this into CAS for authentication and
> LDAP for group information.  Having the ability to easily upload media
> files (jpgs, small movies, etc) is also important.
> Does anyone know of anything that would fit the bill?  MediaWiki does
> offer some of this, but access control is very manual
> (LocalSettings.php) and very coarse.  Security and access control is not
> something that MediaWiki was designed to be, which is understandable
> given that it was built for wikipedia.
> There are a couple of Drupal-based options I'm looking at, but not sure
> just yet how well they support this kind of thing.
> Michael
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I would look into something like Alfresco (http://www.alfresco.com/).

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