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# HelpOnConfiguration/SecurityPolicy

SecurityPolicy is a config option that allows wiki admins to dynamically enable or disable certain key actions in a MoinMoin wiki, most notably editing and deleting content. See also HelpOnAccessControlLists for an easier way.

## Mechanics

Security restrictions in a MoinMoin wiki work by the interface defined in the MoinMoin.security module. The Permissions class implements the basic interface for user permissions and system policy. If you want to define your own policy, inherit from that base class, so that when new permissions are defined, you get the defaults.

Then either assign your new class to Config.SecurityPolicy in wikiconfig.py (and I mean the class, not an instance of it), or define your class as a member of class Config in wikiconfig.py and name it SecurityPolicy.

## Anti-Spam protection

If you enable the "antispam" utility your wiki will fetch the page BadContent and keep automatically in sync with the original version. Do not edit it, because your edits will be overwritten.

from MoinMoin.util.antispam import SecurityPolicy


## SSL-only Write

If you want for security reasons that users do not edit the wiki without using SSL you should add:

# add this at the of your config settings:
from MoinMoin.security import Permissions

# add this later , careful with indentation
# make wiki only writeable via SSL
class SecurityPolicy(Permissions):
def write(self, pagename):
return (self.request.is_ssl
and Permissions.write(self, pagename)


## Samples

For samples on using this mechanism, see SecurityPolicy.