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 permisions to Edit.
This will ensure only logged in (and of course authenticated users) can read and edit and a 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.