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Bug 6231 - It is not possible to add "Special:Confirmemail" to $wgWhitelistRead
It is not possible to add "Special:Confirmemail" to $wgWhitelistRead
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-06-07 11:17 UTC by Jan Kellermann
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:56 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jan Kellermann 2006-06-07 11:17:42 UTC
If you want a "secure" Wiki and use the settings described here
you are not able to confirm your emailaddress, because it is not possible to add
this site<CODE>

because you use only the php-command "in_array" and do not cut the code-part or
use RegExps.

Please add this feature or a variable such as

Thanks in advance
Comment 1 mfreemon 2006-07-21 21:30:41 UTC
FWIW, this is what I did as a temporary fix.  I'm not sure it's the 
best or most elegant solution, but it allows the email confirmation to 
complete successfully.

[root@ncassr includes]# diff /root/mediawiki-
1.7.1/includes/Title.php /var/www/mediawiki-1.7.1/includes/Title.php
>                       if (substr_count($name,"Confirmemail") > 0) {
>                               return true;
>                       }

- Mike
Comment 2 Jack D. Pond 2007-03-19 19:05:07 UTC
Another solution comes from the site:

The problem I ran into with MediaWiki v1.7.1 is being unable to confirm my e-mail address when I create a new user. I 
can access the login page and create an account, I can access my preferences to update my e-mail address, I click on 
Confirm e-mail and receive the e-mail, but when I click the link, I get a "You must log in to view other pages." 
message. In order to allow everyone to see the "Special:Confirmemail" 
and "Special:Confirmemail/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" to verify the e-mail, you need to add four lines to 
include/Title.php: find the function userCanRead() and add just before these lines, which are at the end of the 

return false;
the following four lines:

$names=split("/", $name);
if(strcmp($names[0],"Special:Confirmemail")==0 && count($names)==2 && preg_match('/[a-f0-9]{32}/',$names[1])) {
  return true;
The final code should look like this:

$names=split("/", $name);
if(strcmp($names[0],"Special:Confirmemail")==0 && count($names)==2 && preg_match('/[a-f0-9]{32}/',$names[1])) {
  return true;
- Jack
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-06-29 01:35:10 UTC
Fixed in r23528.

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