[Mediawiki-l] "sessionfailure" message when delete/update files

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Wed Mar 22 22:47:19 UTC 2006

Michael Lee wrote:
> I configured Mediawiki 1.5.7 to use the REMOTE USER authentication
> method described here:
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Auto_Login_via_REMOTE_USER
> If a user logs on under Windows with Internet Explorer and attempts to
> delete or update a file, it works without problems.  This Windows/IE
> user is logged onto the corporate domain controller, so he is not
> prompted for username/password upon entering the Wikimedia site.
> However, if a user logs on using Mozilla Firefox, the same action
> reports the following error message:

Look at the very last couple of paragraphs here:


Did you do the session setup fix I described there?

I had problems updating/uploading images using Firefox, and that fixed
it for me, with MW 1.5.6.

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