Deny or allow view of sections for specific wiki groups


The plugin allows you to cut out a specific text section for a specific wiki group. By passing a name or name list of wiki groups to the plugin you can define those view rights for this section.


To define view rights for a section simple surround a section of any size with the following start and stop tag:

  ...any section...
        ...of any size...

Supported parameters:

Parameter: Value: Description:
allow Group name
or list of group names (comma separated)
Only (!) that group or grouplist can view the section
deny Group name
or list of group names (comma separated)
That group or group list cannot view the section

You need to define either deny or allow! Both do not work together and will cause no operation.

Note: The admin group will never be affected.


Only the admin group can see the following section (if the plugin is installed):

%STARTPERMISSION{allow="AdminGroup"}% Foswiki makes my day. %STOPPERMISSION%

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Installation Instructions

Visit the Plugin Home for a manually installation:

  • Download the ZIP file from the Plugin Home
  • Unzip in your Foswiki installation directory. Content:
    File: Description:
    data/System/SectionPermissionPlugin.txt Plugin topic
    lib/Foswiki/Plugins/ Plugin Perl module
    lib/Foswiki/Plugins/SectionPermissionPlugin/ Plugin core Perl module
  • Run the configure script, and enable the plugin in the {Plugins} section.
  • Surround a topic section with %STARTPERMISSION{allow="AdminGroup"}% and %STOPPERMISSION% to test if the installation was successful.


Many thanks to the following sponsors for supporting this work:

FormMed HealthCare AG

FormMed HealthCare AG

Author(s): Foswiki:Main.SvenHess
Copyright: © 2009, Foswiki:Main.SvenHess
License: GPL (Gnu General Public License)
Version: 1.0
Change History:  
07 August 2009: Initial version
Dependencies: none
Home page:

Topic revision: r1 - 07 Sep 2009, SvenHess
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