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Bug 2461 - Attempting to create an account that already exists should log in if the password is correct
Attempting to create an account that already exists should log in if the pass...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-06-19 20:32 UTC by David Benbennick
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:38 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description David Benbennick 2005-06-19 20:32:25 UTC
If I attempt to create a new account, and the username already exists,
[[Special:Userlogin]] fails with the message

  The user name you entered is already in use. Please choose a different name.

If the password I used is the right password for the account anyway, the
software could save me a step by simply logging me in instead of complaining.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-04-04 10:45:06 UTC
You now have to go a lot more trouble to create an account (second form),
so the possibility of accidentally submitting the wrong button is much

Resolving WONTFIX as I don't think there's a need for it and it's somewhat

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