[Setup] Re: Zope account problem

Nick Davis nd51 at le.ac.uk
Mon Jul 3 08:52:01 UTC 2006

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Hi Nick,

Thank you for your reply!
In light of the information you've given me, I wonder if there's a 
problem with our Zope / Plone configuration.  Here's a little more 
When I log into Zope as superuser, I do indeed see the acl_users folder 
from the Zope root menu as well as the acl_users from the Plone root 
menu.  When I create a new user from the acl_users folder in the Zope 
root folder, the user can then log in from the Plone level.  However, 
that user cannot log into the Zope level.  No matter what I try, the 
only account that can log in from the Zope level is the administrator 
account, which is "superuser".  So the mystery I'm trying to solve here 
is, why can an account created from the Zope acl_users link log into 
Plone but not Zope?

Once again, I really appreciate your response.  Thank you!

This is mysterious to me to now! ;-)

The only thing I can imagine is you THINK you're adding a user to the 
zope root acl_users, but due to some weirdness connected with urls, 
rewriting urls, acquisition(?) how your plone site was added to zope, 
you're actually adding the user to the plone acl_users.

You might try going into the debugger

More intro at :  http://docs.neuroinf.de/programming-plone/debug

Have a look inside your site -

Did the user get added to /zope-root/acl_users  or 
/zope-root/plone-root/acl_users  ?

I do wonder if the plone site got added in a strange place and this is 
whats causing confusion.


Nick Davis
Web Application Developer
University of Leicester

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