How To Set The Dokuwiki Default User On Login Page

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Setting the default user on the DokuWiki login page can be a helpful customization for users who frequently access the wiki. By default, DokuWiki presents a login page where users can enter their credentials. However, it is possible to set a default user, so that the login page is pre-filled with their username. In this article, I will guide you through the process of setting the DokuWiki default user on the login page.

Step 1: Accessing the Configuration Settings

To begin, you need to access the configuration settings of your DokuWiki installation. This can usually be done by navigating to the DokuWiki admin interface. Once you are logged in as an administrator, look for the “Configuration Settings” or similar option.

Step 2: Finding the Appropriate Setting

Within the configuration settings, there is a specific option that controls the default user on the login page. This setting is often referred to as “default_login” or “userewrite.” Locate this setting among the various configuration options.

Step 3: Modifying the Default User Setting

Once you have located the “default_login” or “userewrite” setting, you can modify it to set the desired default user. This can be done by either entering the username directly or by using a specific syntax depending on your DokuWiki version or plugins in use.

If you are using a plain DokuWiki installation, you can simply enter the desired username. For example, if you want the default user to be “john.doe,” you would enter “john.doe” into the setting field.

However, if you have additional plugins installed, they may introduce their own syntax or options for setting the default user. Consult the documentation or support resources for the specific plugin to determine the correct syntax to use.

Step 4: Saving the Configuration Changes

After modifying the default user setting, make sure to save the changes. Look for a “Save” or “Apply Changes” button within the configuration settings interface. Click this button to save the updated configuration.


Setting the DokuWiki default user on the login page can streamline the login process for frequent users. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can customize your DokuWiki installation to pre-fill the login page with the desired default username. Remember to always save your configuration changes and consult any additional documentation or support resources as needed to ensure compatibility with plugins or customized setups.