I have found that assigning groups with APCOND_EMAILCONFIRMED using $wgAutopromote gives
the rights of the group named within $wgAutopromote, but the users are not actually
recorded as being members of the group.
Let me explain, it looks like the promotion works, but the user IS NOT really belonging to
that group, so the rights i've set don't work, because MediaWiki doesn't
recognize that the user belongs to the promoting group.
I mean that the user can see himself belonging to the promoting group in his/her user
preferences, but in the Special:UserRights page (logged in as WikiSysop) the promoting
Group is not checked for him/her in parenthesis and actually the user doesn't inerhit
the rights of that group.
Am I miss something in configuring Mediawiki?
How can I make MediaWiki recognizes that the user belongs to a promoting group after
he/she is autopromoted?
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$wgAutopromote doesn't actually put the user into the group; it just
sometimes pretends the user is in the group when checking rights (and on
Special:Preferences). Ignoring whether this behavior actually makes sense,
what's not working for you? The user should have the rights associated with
the group, even though he won't be listed in it on Special:ListUsers.
What version of MediaWiki are you running? Do the desired rights show up
for the group on Special:ListGroupRights? What is the exact code you're
using with $wgAutopromote?