[Mediawiki-l] Need help with CentralAuth

Brion Vibber brion at wikimedia.org
Tue Oct 21 18:52:11 UTC 2008


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techman224 wrote:
> Hi. I need help with installing centralauth. I've looked at the  
> extension manual and and $wgconf manual, I've tried my best. I need a  
> human to help me.

The short answer is that CentralAuth is horrible and scary and was
written specifically for Wikimedia's particular use case of taking a
bunch of wikis several years old with millions of user accounts, which
already uses a big scary configuration system which it could hook into.

If you're setting up a new installation, just use a shared user table
and save yourself a world of hurt. :)

- -- brion
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