[Mediawiki-l] Authentication

Lane, Ryan Ryan.Lane at ocean.navo.navy.mil
Fri Jun 20 14:03:54 UTC 2008

> Another quick question concerning authentication in 
> Mediawiki. It would
> apear as though we are seeking a system where the user doesn't need a
> password and doesn't have to register. I do have all of the 
> users on an LDAP
> server which is at my disposal. I guess two questions stem from this :
> 1. Is there a way for mediawiki to just ask the user a 
> username and not a
> password without using LDAP? I know that sounds wierd.... but 
> it's kinda the
> end goal.
> 2. If I use LDAP is there a way to just tell it always to 
> accept the PW
> without botherin to check if it's right?
> 3. My only other idea is to enable httpauth and figure out 
> how to leave the
> auth open..
> The wiki is on a private network FYI so security isn't really 
> an issue.

You could write an auth plugin that always returns true in the
authenticate function.

You may also be able to use this extension:


I'm not totally sure it will fufill your purpose though.


Ryan Lane

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