|Version 128 (modified by 6 years ago) (diff),|
- short-term: continue code review and bug squashing...
- Maintenance release, acct_mgr-0.3.2 in
0.11branch with fixed browser cookie handling, user deletion and more (open: 40)
- Maintenance release, acct_mgr-0.3.1 - now compatible with Trac 0.11 as well (open: 36)
- Stable release acct_mgr-0.3 - for Trac
0.11,0.12, 0.13dev (open: 36)
- Starting ticket list cleanup and triaging (open: 96)
Account Manager Plugin
The AccountManagerPlugin offers several features for managing user accounts:
- enable authentication through a number of built-in authentication resources and some more by 3rd party extensions
- allow users to register new accounts
- login via an HTML form instead of using HTTP authentication
- allow existing users to change their passwords, even delete their accounts
These features are new in the plugin for Trac 0.10.
- send a new password to users who’ve forgotten their password
- administration of user accounts
These features are new in the plugin for Trac 0.11 and later
- login failure tracking and rule based account locking (temporary or permanent lock)
- per-account details admin page
- password hash refresh and store migration on user login
- i18n support (requires Trac 0.12 or later)
- account meta-data listing from Trac db table
session_attribute, with cleanup option
Existing bugs and feature requests for AccountManagerPlugin are available from Trac-Hacks ticket system.
You do wonder, if you could contribute here? Great! There are some recommendations, where to start.
First make sure you’ve installed setuptools. Make sure you have a version >= 0.6c9, since previous versions contain a bug which makes the installation fail. Then you can install the plugin using the
Note: Windows users will need to add easy_install to their PATH.
Release Status, Downloads and Source
While in general the branch name suggests the corresponding Trac version,
0.11 should work equally well for Trac 0.11 (old stable), 0.12 (current stable) and Trac 0.13dev (development).
|Old, obsolete Version||easy_install https://trac-hacks.org/svn/accountmanagerplugin/0.10||[download:accountmanagerplugin/0.10 download]||subversion|
|Stable Version||easy_install https://trac-hacks.org/svn/accountmanagerplugin/0.11||[download:accountmanagerplugin/0.11 download]||subversion|
|Under Development||easy_install https://trac-hacks.org/svn/accountmanagerplugin/trunk||[download:accountmanagerplugin/trunk download]||subversion|
Hint: If you are using the tracd standalone server or Apache 2.2.x you will need to restart it to detect the plugin.
About i18n/l10n support
Starting with acct_mgr-0.3 this plugin has been prepared for localization.
But English message texts are still the (POSIX) default. If this isn't your preferred language, you can
- look, if it's already available from the Trac plugin l10n project at Transifex or
- do it yourself (see the l10n cookbook page for Trac plugins for more details).
Top translations: Trac_Plugin-L10N » acct_mgr-messages
Preparing the plugin from source requires no additional steps for compiling message catalog files. Only to include translations marked as
# fuzzy by the translator, you'll want to do a manual message catalog compilation with the extra
-f argument before packaging:
cd accountmanagerplugin/ python ./setup.py compile_catalog -f python ./setup.py bdist_egg
Complaints about missing
locale directory are often a side-effect of failure to compile any message catalog for inclusion into Python egg, hence the whole path is missing. Due to a know Trac issue Babel has to be installed prior to Trac, to get it all working as expected.
Again, for more details see the l10n cookbook page for Trac plugins.
In order to use the features of the AccountManager you will need to enable some or all of its components. The available components are mentioned below, but described in greater details on a separate page.
|AccountManager||This holds core code of this plugin.||This component must be enabled to use any of the other components. See details.|
|AccountManagerAdminPages1||This component adds new pages to the trac:WebAdmin section.||The admin part for managing related parts of Trac's configuration2 should be an important part of what you're expecting. See details.|
|AccountModule||Allows users to manage their account3 via tab “Account” in users “Preferences”.||The user accessible part, might be required or even forbidden depending on your use case. See details.|
|LoginModule||Allows users to login via a HTML form instead of using HTTP authentication.||Replace Trac's own login module for an alternative to Simple HTTP Authentication, but only one can be enable at a time. See details.|
|AccountGuard||This component adds login failure tracking and administrative account locking.||Use it as part of your security policy to protect against brute-force attacks on user passwords. See details.|
|RegistrationModule||It adds a “Register” link on metanav4.||Enable users to register a new account with a configurable procedure. See details.|
|EmailVerificationModule||An new email address will trigger an email with a verification code to enter, to approve it is really users own email address, and user account privileges cut down until successful verification.||Implement a verification process for added or changed email addresses, if required. See details.|
1 name in acct_mgr-0.3, old name has been
2 found in
3 change their password, or even delete their account, if permission granted by appropriate configuration
4 same menu bar as the “Login” link
The easiest way to learn about available components and enable them is via Trac's plugin admin page (before Trac 0.11 this has been a separate trac:WebAdmin plugin). Users logged in with the TRAC_ADMIN permission will be able to manage the enabled components:
Components can also be enabled or disabled in the trac.ini file under the
[components] section. For example to enable the login form and disable user registration:
[components] trac.web.auth.LoginModule = disabled acct_mgr.web_ui.LoginModule = enabled acct_mgr.web_ui.RegistrationModule = disabled
Hint: Option names are written in CamelCase style notation, but will get (re-)written all-lowercase, if added/updated via the Trac admin web-UI. Anyway, case doesn't really matter here.
Note: To make it to replace the traditional trac login feature with a webform, also add:
[components] trac.web.auth.loginmodule = disabled
See configuration cookbook page for hints on proper configuration.
In order to use the AccountManager plugin, while logged in as a user owning
TRAC_ADMIN rights, use the “Admin” link on the menubar.
You might want to change some permission assignments. For instance, if you remove
WIKI_MODIFY permission from the “anonymous“ group and add it to the “authenticated” group instead, only authenticated, logged-in (registered) users can perform ticket modifications and wiki editing.
TRAC_ADMIN is not strictly required for access to account administration pages provided by AccountManager. The
ACCTMGR_* permissions are sufficient, and should even be preferred where appropriate, i.e. to limit delegation of administrative tasks to just account administration by granting
components-admin.png (82.0 KB) - added by 11 years ago.
screenshot of components web admin
account-manager-admin.png (39.1 KB) - added by 11 years ago.
screenshot of account administration
login-form.png (4.4 KB) - added by 11 years ago.
screenshot of login form
register.png (5.6 KB) - added by 11 years ago.
screenshot of registration page
- my-account.png (7.5 KB) - added by 11 years ago.
- reset-password.png (8.2 KB) - added by 11 years ago.
account-manager-admin_v0.4.png (75.3 KB) - added by 6 years ago.
screenshot of account administration - v 0.4
transifex_acct_mgr-messages_v0.3.png (15.8 KB) - added by 6 years ago.
coverage of translations per language for v0.3
components-admin_acct_mgr-0.4.png (175.3 KB) - added by 4 years ago.
screenshot of components admin page - v0.4
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