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Authentication and Access control




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#= Add user =

A login is needed for all pages but this page (Main_Page). Login can be disabled for more pages by editing the LocalSettings.php configuration file.

  • Go to [[Special:Userlogin]], when logged in as a WikiSysop.
  • Click on “Create an account” link to get to the account creation form.
  • Enter a username and an email address, and click the “by email” button. Note you need $wgEnableEmail=true or else the sysop must pick a password and send it to the user.
  • The account will be created with a random password which is then emailed to the given address (as with the “forgot password” feature). The user will be requested to change password at first login; when he does this, his e-mail address will also be marked as confirmed. When you click the “create account” button instead, you have to manually send the user his password. If you’ve set $wgMinimalPasswordLength=0 (default configuration up to version 1.15) and you’ve left the password field blank, the user will be emailed an e-mail address confirmation request but will be unable to access Special:Confirmemail to perform the confirmation. Instead, he’ll get an error (unless you’ve added it to $wgWhitelistRead); he’ll be able to login with a blank password and then confirm email, but his password will not have been reset (he’ll have to reset it manually). It may be appropriate to edit the text displayed when a non-user attempts to log in. This can be done at [[MediaWiki:Nosuchuser]], when logged in as a sysop. Use plain text without any special formatting, as the formatting is ignored and the text is literally rendered.