After my WHS died and I moved to a Synology DS413 and using that as a ‘home server’ and have been extremely happy with it! The only thing I miss is backing up the Windows machines automatically (as WHS did), but overall I think this is better, flexible and more powerful compared to WHS.
I needed to look for a new wiki software. I recently moved from ScrewTurn Wiki (which was great BTW, but then is a dead project now) to DokuWiki which is perfect for my needs. I run two wiki’s at home and has much of our day-to-day things we as a family need. There are some sections of the Wiki, which are sensitive and I don’t want anyone one the network getting to it. I wanted to authenticate the user and once they login only then get to that.
As it turns out, securing your DokuWiki is quite simple. If you are interested in a similar setup then here is what you need to do:
- Disable the registration option on Configuration settings. Some details on this can be found here .
- Update the ACL (more of that here ), there is a user group called ‘ALL’; set the permision for this group to “None”.
- For the user group “User”, change the permissions to Edit.
This will ensure only logged in (and of course authenticated users) can read and edit and an anonymous user cannot see anything.
The only catch in this is that you need to manually maintain the users (e.g. add new users); my userbase is very small at home, so this is not a challenge at all.