[Mediawiki-l] Password authentication

Jan 2036 at gmx.de
Sun Sep 16 19:58:53 UTC 2007

You tried to login in the browser into your mediawiki-installation?
And you used a password, which is in localsettings.php?
How your password is named? (NOT your password itself, but the label infront of 
it, in your localsettings.php).

Do you mean:
       $wgDBpassword = "secret";

Use the username/password-combination, which you created while running the 


> Hi, I just installed MediaWiki 1.9, but it will not allow me to log in using the info I gave when I set it up. It rejects my password. In my "localsettings.php" file, it gives the proper password: just to be sure, I even copied the password from localsettings.php and pasted it into the login window.
> Any would be appreciated.
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