On Mar 13, 2012, at 8:50 AM, Petr Bena wrote:
Hi, it's been almost 4 years since we came with
the idea of
implementing an OAuth to mediawiki. I think it's time to start.
Question now is if it should be a part of core or extension for
mediawiki. I myself would rather make it as extension, since there is
probably no use for most of installations, except for large wikis.
OAuth provides a standard protocol to negotiate secure access tokens
and to provide third-party tools (web or client) with granular access
to private resources. This protocol does not reveal usernames or
passwords to the third-party tool. Offering OAuth based authorization
on Mediawiki wiki's will increase the reusability of its data and spur
the creation of an ecosystem of app's around Mediawiki.
Is there anyone who is willing to help with this? If there is no one
interested in this, or no comments, I would start a new extension
called OAuth, which only purpose would be to enable this feature in
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