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: TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit, TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny, TWiki:TWiki.TWikiContributor
Copyright: © 2007 Sven Dowideit;
© 2007-2011 TWiki:TWiki.TWikiContributor
License: GPL (Gnu General Public License)
Contrib Version: 2011-08-20
Change History:  
2011-08-20: TWikibug:Item6711: Fix for UserList topic was listed in table of users; show "edit group" button above settings -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-08-12: TWikibug:Item6792: Usability: Typo fix in registration page and change e-mail address page -- TWiki:Main.TorstenEriksson
2011-08-01: TWikibug:Item6782: Usability: Add search filter to UserList -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-07-28: TWikibug:Item6780: Usability: Link to UserList topic instead of TWikiUsers -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-07-27: TWikibug:Item6778: Usability: Use PreferencesPlugin to edit user profile settings -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-07-26: TWikibug:Item6711: Turn off auto-linking in user profile form fields Titles, Department, Organization, Location, Region, Country -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2011-07-12: TWikibug:Item6768: Avoid %USERINFO in tag cloud of user profile page (not reliable if {AntiSpam}{HideUserDetails} configure setting is set); no longer needed because TagMePlugin now allows WikiWord name for by="" tag queries
2011-06-13: TWikibug:Item6733: More visual user profile pages with picture selector and status updates -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
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
Contrib Home:

Related topics: TWikiRegistration, ResetPassword, ChangePassword, ChangeEmailAddress, BulkRegistration, BulkResetPassword, ManagingUsers, UserToolsCategory, LoginName, NobodyGroup, TWikiAdminGroup, TWikiRegistrationAgent, UserList, UserListHeader, UserListByDateJoined, UserListByLocation, NewUserTemplate, UserForm, TWikiUsersTemplate, TWikiUserSetting, ChangeProfilePicture, TWikiGroupTemplate, UserProfileHeader, TWikiContribs

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