I am currently working on a project involving XWiki and I need to implement a feature that would allow me to lock a page, and then unlock it after some time (to prevent merge conflicts) using the REST API. I have gone through the API documentation but I can’t seem to find a direct way to perform this operation.
I’m aware that we can add page permissions using XWiki.XWikiRights objects to prevent page from being edited Wiki [snippets] is initializing (0%).... Essentially, I can make calls to custom API endpoints to add/remove the XWiki.XWikiRights objects to a page whenever I want to lock/unlock it. However, the problem I’m facing here is that every time I add or remove the object, XWiki creates a new entry in the page history. I want to avoid this because the page could potentially go through numerous lock/unlock cycles, which would clutter up the history.
My goal is to restrict the ability to modify certain pages once they reach a specific state, and to do this programmatically rather than manually through the user interface, all while maintaining a clean page history.
Is there a way to set a page’s permissions to “read only” through the API, or some other method of effectively ‘locking’ a page so that it cannot be edited, without creating a page history entry each time?
Any guidance on this would be hugely appreciated! If anyone has a snippet of code that does this or could point me in the direction of the relevant API calls, that would be fantastic.
Thanks in advance for your assistance!