Gergo Tisza wrote:
On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 10:51 AM, Brion Vibber
Another alternative is to explicitly support
multiple usernames under an
umbrella backend account... (Anybody remember AOL screen names? BLAST
FROM THE PAST)
Or just add a "this is my primary account" flag, which, when set, clears
the same flag from all other accounts with the same email. If we require
email confirmation for setting it, that would even take care of concerns
about email addresses changing hands over time.
Yep, this is certainly a possibility. It would be great if you and others
would edit <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/RFC/Login_via_e-mail_address>
or at least drop a note on the talk page so that we can consider and
address the issues here to come up with clean, secure, and sane solutions.
that works for some subset of the use cases first, then
we can worry about edge cases and scaling.
Before starting code, is this project have no chance to selection for
GSoC 2015? I want to attend the GSoC 2015 with this project if
If this project means basic support for login via e-mail address in
MediaWiki, I think there's consensus to implement this feature and it
would likely make for a good Google Summer of Code project. However, if
the project scope increases to include more than just basic support for
login via e-mail address, it's probably not a great candidate for GSoC.