[Mediawiki-l] Where is the "are they logged in" code located?

John Straffin john.straffin at duke.edu
Thu Feb 17 22:58:57 UTC 2005

Okay... I'm satisfied that the answer to my original question (below) is 
"No. There is nothing currently in MW that allows for the use of existing 
web server credentials instead of MW's login." Now, I'm trying to do this 

I've looked at Thoams Gries' flowchart and perused index.php, setup.php, 
user.php and I can't find where MW actually says "are they logged in?" 
Anyone wanna throw me a bone? Thanks in advance...

- John

John Straffin wrote:
> All,
> I've read the meta-wiki pages about LDAP authentication and Remote Web 
> Server authentication ... what I'm looking for is much more simple.
> 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.
> This is about the only thing I like about TikiWiki, but it's a *very* 
> important thing. Any ideas? Thanks in advance...
> - John
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