[Mediawiki-l] Passwords

Jan Steinman Jan at Bytesmiths.com
Mon Feb 7 07:50:47 UTC 2005

I've added fields to table mw_user to make a general purpose 
association membership database. (Yea, I know: I should have extended 
it into another table and used a join as needed. Sorry.)

I've also loaded this database with user data. It shows up in 
[[Special:Users]] just fine.

Unfortunately, passwords are a problem. It appears to be some hash on 
the user name, since I tried copying and pasting the password data from 
one user to another, but the user for which I pasted it cannot log in 
with that password!

Before I go crawling through the code, does anyone have any hints or 
alternatives by which I can bulk-enter password data for users to use? 
Will the 'user_newpassword' field behave better for this sort of thing?


:::: You know you have reached perfection of design not when you have 
nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away. -- 
Antoine de'Exupery
:::: Jan Steinman <http://www.Bytesmiths.com>

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