[Mediawiki-l] External authentication and RSS.
Ryan.Lane at ocean.navo.navy.mil
Thu Jan 11 15:25:43 UTC 2007
> New list member here. Been using MediaWiki for a while
> now. If this isn't the list to ask this would someone please
> direct me to the proper list? Thank you.
Welcome. This is probably the correct list for this type of question.
> First, is there any way to use an external user
> authentication system in MediaWiki. In our case the linux
> authentication controled by /etc/nsswitch.conf.
Take a look at: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/PwAuthPlugin
The tool it uses supports PAM authentication. I don't know if the plugin
will work exactly how you need without modification, but it is the
closest thing I can find for that. It uses a tool from here:
> Second, is there any way to have an RSS feed either in
> to or out of MediaWiki? I'm thinking of watchlist info for
> example out going or a CNN feed incoming?
MediaWiki has a decent amount of RSS support built in, but if you need
more, there are a few RSS extensions here:
Also check here (extension pages are moving from meta to mediawiki.org):
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