[Mediawiki-l] Any way to auto-login using existing .htaccess credentials?

Damir Perisa damir.perisa at solnet.ch
Thu Feb 17 01:30:57 UTC 2005

Hi Tom, 
Hi John,

i'm in the same situation like John. i use .htaccess for a member-section 
where i'm to install a wiki. TikiWiki is the only wiki i know that has 
this working but it is the only good feature from tikiwiki.

Tom, your solution sounds really interesting. i imagine to be able to make 
a solution that works with .htaccess from your solution more easily than 
from tabula rasa. Actually i already wrote some code but it simply will 
not work. Any chance to have a look at your code? 

What i did:

i wrote a extensions/cpAuth.php (attached)
and added 

$wgAuth = new cpAuth();

to LocalSettings.php

however, i seem to have missing some important steps because this seems 
not to work for now. (no error, no changed behaviour)

hope to get this working soon,

Damir Perisa

On Tuesday 15 February 2005 00:55, Thomas Gries wrote:
> John,
> I have something what relies on a detected IP address (gethostbyaddr()
> = something), see http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1360
> Auto-login / Auto-account-creation by hostname for intranet MediaWikis
> . There is no uploaded patch (yet), but it is easy.
> Please can you check, if this can be useful for you ?
> Tom
> John Straffin schrieb:
> > To get to where my wiki is, the user has to have already
> > authenticated as a unique individual through a kerberized .htaccess
> > method. What I want is for the wiki to then see the existing
> > "johndoe" user that had logged in to the .htaccess method and
> > understand that it is the same user as the wiki's "johndoe".
> >
> > My current wiki (TikiWiki) has this functionality by simply setting
> > "Authentication Method" on its "Login" admin pane to "Web Server". I
> > had to add the users by hand (with no password), but that's it -- the
> > user can't even logout as the web server's authentication is still in
> > effect.

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