On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 8:10 AM, John Erling Blad <jeblad(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Exporting authentication from Mediawiki by OAuth is
acceptable and interesting, even if OAuth is said to give a rather
weak security. It could be that people are a bit confused about OAuth
In some of the projects where I've been involved the problem is not
about exporting authentication, but more about how to log on to a
Mediawiki-powered site from an other central site doing identity
federation. The existing extensions don't handle this very well.
Could it be possible to start a work on both importing and exporting
identity, authentication and authorization, perhaps focusing on both
SAML and OAuth? For serious use it seems to me that SAML is more
important than OAuth, while the later is more widespread in social
So, since we're discussing SAML and OAuth and OpenID, and such, I
should mention this:
It supports SAML, OpenID, OAuth, it's extendable and it supports
multiple backends (LDAP, MySQL, etc). It is also localizable.