Last modified: 2007-11-27 16:50:35 UTC

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Bug 6761 - Extension to allow resetting user password
Extension to allow resetting user password
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-07-20 19:53 UTC by Randy Everette
Modified: 2007-11-27 16:50 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Randy Everette 2006-07-20 19:53:10 UTC
a) ability to delete a user
b) admin ability to retrieve and reset a user's password
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-07-20 23:04:23 UTC
a) This is bug 6397.  Please vote for that if you support it.
b) Passwords are hashed and it is physically impossible for anyone to retrieve
them (without guess-and-check).  Developers can currently reset passwords;
allowing it as a permission might not be something the devs are interested in
implementing, but I'll leave that to them.

In the future, please file separate requests separately so they can be dealt
with separately.  Since half of this was a duplicate, I'll just edit it so that
it's only the second half of your request.
Comment 2 Jimmy Collins 2006-09-19 13:19:15 UTC
b) User passwords can be changed by shell ("php maintenance/changePassword.php"). 
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-12-03 04:28:24 UTC
Moving to an extension, since I'm not sure this is something we'd want in the
core code. Permissions also aren't enough, we'd need the interface itself
created, and of course, with that would *come* a permission setting.
Comment 4 Raimond Spekking 2007-11-27 16:50:35 UTC
The new extension should solve your issue b). -> Bug FIXED.

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