[Mediawiki-l] shared user database

Brion Vibber brion at wikimedia.org
Wed Aug 8 13:31:57 UTC 2007

Una wrote:
> Una wrote:
>>> Could this be the correct link:
>>> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgSharedDB
> Brion Vibber wrote:
>> Yep, that'll be the one.
> Thanks.
>>                  User groups (and thus rights assignments) are
>> separate in each database, so you can manually put users into a
>> privileged group to get read access on the other one.
> Something I am not getting is how many databases are involved.  If
> I have 2 databases and a database for shared users, is that 3, or
> 2 (one of which contains the user registration info)?

Either way; you could keep the active user table in one of the wikis'
DBs or elsewhere.

> I am also not clear how much trying it out I can do without making
> a big mess.  Any words of wisdom about that?  

Back up regularly and do your experimenting on an offline test copy.

-- brion vibber (brion @ wikimedia.org)

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