[Mediawiki-l] is there a good way to enforce a password policy?

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 15:23:52 UTC 2006


You could hack Special:Preferences to add some checks when users
change their passwords...if self-registration is enabled, also
consider adding them to Special:Userlogin.


Rob Church

On 21/02/06, Hella Breitkopf <hella.breitkopf at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> is there a good (and not to time consuming) way to enforce
> a password policy to users of a closed MediaWiki-wiki?
>
> My only fast idea (without touching code) would be to remove access
> to the Spezial:Preferences for normal users, which does not feels very elegant
> (but we could assign passwords, which is at least a solution against to
> easy passwords).
>
> If somebody has some pointers to more elegant ideas or documents
> (or better keywords to find the abundant information),
> I'd appreciate it!
>
> Otherwise my poor users will get the less elegant solution
> (which should work, but I've not tested it, yet).
>
> best wishes,
> Hella
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