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Bug 7159 - Add a system variable for only WikiSysop to be able to create accounts only
Add a system variable for only WikiSysop to be able to create accounts only
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-08-29 02:58 UTC by David Chang
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:41 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description David Chang 2006-08-29 02:58:17 UTC
It is good for users themselves to be able to create an account. 
However, sometimes, it is desirable to disable this feature and to give
the account creation capabiblity to WikiSysop only. Hope
there will be a system variable to control the switch between the two modes.
Comment 1 David Chang 2006-08-29 03:00:16 UTC
Further info: it is very desirable for WikiSysop to be able to 
edit and delete user accounts.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-08-29 04:15:07 UTC
This case warrants a bit of STFW, to be frank.
Comment 3 Dan Li 2006-08-29 04:17:38 UTC
For renaming users, check out the Renameuser extension ([[Special:Version]]).

For the permissions deal, modify $wgGroupPermissions as appropriate. See the
comments in includes/DefaultSettings.php.
Comment 4 Leon Weber 2006-08-30 05:28:53 UTC
Just add these lines to LocalSettings.php:

$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['createaccount']   = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['createaccount']   = false;

That works fine.

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