Traditional TWiki topic based user management and user mapping


The User Mapping Manager interface provides services for mapping between a 'user identity' as used when talking to an external authentication provider, an internal TWiki canonical user ID, and the displayed name used to identify the user in TWiki. This is the default TWikiUserMapping in which user information is stored in TWiki topics - one per user, and then any mapping needed is done using the TWikiUsers topic in the Main.

See TWiki:Codev/SimplifiedUserMappingCodeInterface on for a more detailed discussion of the concepts.

It includes the topics that are used when registering and managing users and groups via TWiki, in TWikiTopics.

It includes:

If you are developing a non-TWiki based User mapper, you might like to consider removing or replacing the files installed by this Contrib.


The TWikiUserMappingContrib specific settings have not yet been moved out of the standard TWiki.spec. This will be done in a future release.

Installation Instructions

It's a part of the default distribution of the TWiki Core.

Contrib Info

Contrib Authors: Sven Dowideit, and TWiki Contributors.
Copyright: © 2007 Sven Dowideit;
© 2007-2010 TWiki:TWiki/TWikiContributor
License: GPL (Gnu General Public License)
Contrib Version: 4.6 (2010-11-05)
Change History:  
2010-11-05 TWikibug:Item6604: Add documentation for EDITMETHOD setting
2010-06-12: TWikibug:Item5335: Force-linking some WikiWords so that TWiki can work with NOAUTOLINK set or cleared
2010-05-26: TWikibug:Item6433 - doc improvements; replacing TWIKIWEB with SYSTEMWEB
4.3 TWikibug:Item6417 - fix issue so that LDAP users can login if 'TWiki::Users::TWikiUserMapping' is used
4.2.1 03 Aug 2008 - Distributed with TWiki 4.2.1
4.2.0 22 Jan 2008 - Distributed with TWiki 4.2.0
Dependencies: None
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