This plugin not only locks pages but ensures too a user is logged in. This seems to me redundant with signedit. I propose [removing the if block that calls needsignin ].

That was added because the most typical reason for being unable to edit a page is that you are not logged in. And without the jump to logging the user in, there is no way for the user to log in, without navigating away from the page they were trying to edit. --Joey

Ok, but the problem is that when you don't want any signin form you end up with a lone login button. That might happend if you lock pages only on IP adresses, if you use another cookie from another webapp...

That happends to me and I had to reimplement lockedit in my private auth plugin.

Perhaps you could return undef on that case and let another plugin do the needsignin call ? -- Jogo