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Bug 12416 - createAndPromote.php no longer makes passwords
createAndPromote.php no longer makes passwords
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Database (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-12-26 01:49 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:59 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Jacobson 2007-12-26 01:49:41 UTC
Does createAndPromote.php still work?

$ php createAndPromote.php Fff zzz
Creating and promoting User:Fff...done.

But mysql shows
               user_name: Fff
       user_newpass_time: 20071226000912

and indeed the new user cannot login with the password or no passwd at

One needs to use changePassword.php as an extra step.

P.S., if one gives fff, Fff is created, but the message on stdout
doesn't reflect that.

By the way, you might take this opportunity to make a more general
command that can create regular users too.

e.g., for
while read user email
        php createAndPromote.php $user $password &&
        echo Dear $user, your initial password is $password on $wiki|
        mail -s $wiki\ account $email
done < classmates
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-12-28 02:22:54 UTC
User::setPassword() currently doesn't have immediate application and requires a subsequent call to saveSettings().

Have added this in r28914.

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