[Mediawiki-l] using external user database

Jan Steinman Jan at Bytesmiths.com
Fri Feb 11 03:31:53 UTC 2005

On 10 Feb 2005, at 18:20, Feantur wrote:

> Could you please provide some pointers where I'd have to look in the 
> source to
> make MediaWiki read/write userdata (with that I mean things like 
> password,
> username etc.) from the table using my table's structure?

Look at includes/User.php. It seems to be fairly well encapsulated 
there. But I don't think it will be simple.

I took a different approach, and extended the mw_users table with the 
additional user data I needed. It took a lot of changes to User.php and 
SpecialPreferences.php, but it's working now. Users can update their 
own address, phone, etc. info.

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