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Bug 4645 - Implement administrator-editable passwords
Implement administrator-editable passwords
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-17 22:03 UTC by Sy Ali
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Sy Ali 2006-01-17 22:03:13 UTC
At present there is no functionality for a user to get or reset their password,
if email functions have been disabled in LocalSettings.php

One solution would be to allow an administrator/beaurocrat (or just the one wiki
admin?) to edit a user's password.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-01-17 22:05:11 UTC
There's a setPassword maintenance script for this. I might write an extension
which adds a special page to allow resetting of passwords, if desired, but I
would (personally, anyway) be leery of having this in core code.
Comment 2 Sy Ali 2006-01-17 22:11:25 UTC
A special page which acts as a gateway to that particular maintainance script
would indeed be handy.. but I've heard others say the same thing.. that they
don't want any special page gateways to scripts like that.

I'll agree.  This script is fine for my purposes.. being able to ssh in and run
it for this one-off case is good enough.

However, maybe some kind of administrator page within the wiki should list and
talk about the various scripts like this.  There isn't any inline documentation.

Or I suppose this ought to go onto the heap of other documentation that needs to
somehow get created as an importable documentation package.  I'll put it on my
mental todo list for when work like that begins.

Closing this as wontfix, as there's a very good workaround.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-01-17 22:12:13 UTC
The special page wouldn't be a "gateway" - it would be self-contained. :-D

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