Tim Miller wrote:
I'm currently trialling the SecurePages extension
to force a https connection for Special:Userlogin and then redirect to
http for normal usage of the wiki. By default the extension sets
$wgCookieSecure to false since MediaWiki obviously can't read cookies
set with the secure flag when not using an encrypted connection.
I'm curious whether anyone has any input on the security implications of
using $wgDisableCookieCheck instead of disabling $wgCookieSecure.
It's better to use $wgDisableCookieCheck than to disable
$wgCookieSecure. The cookie check is not a security check, it's only
for usability, so that we can give the user a more informative error
message if they have cookies disabled. With the cookie check disabled,
users with cookies disabled will be logged out as soon as they
navigate to another page, after logging in.
-- Tim Starling