This plugin lets ikiwiki prompt for a user name and password when logging into the wiki. It also handles registering users, resetting passwords, and changing passwords in the prefs page.
account_creation_password configuration option is enabled with
a password, this plugin prompts for the password when creating an
account as a simplistic anti-spam measure.
(Some wikis edited by a particular group use an account creation password
as an "ask an existing member to get an account" system.)
Users' passwords are stored in the
.ikiwiki/userdb file, which needs to
be kept safe to prevent exposure of passwords. If the
Authen::Passphrase perl module is installed, only hashes of the
passwords will be stored. This is strongly recommended.
password_cost configuration option can be used to make the stored
password hashes be more difficult to brute force, at the expense of also
taking more time to check a password when a user logs into the wiki. The
default value is 8, max value is (currently) 31, and each step doubles
the time required.
So if you're worried about your password files leaking and being cracked,
you can increase the
password_cost and make that harder. But a better
choice might be to not deal with user passwords at all, and instead use