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Bug 12417 - Create accounts by email vs. $wgEnableEmail
Create accounts by email vs. $wgEnableEmail
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-12-26 02:11 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2009-05-20 13:51 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Jacobson 2007-12-26 02:11:21 UTC says
New users will still be able to be created by sysops, in the following manner:
   1. Go to [[Special:Userlogin]], when logged in as a sysop.
   2. Click on "Create an account" to get to the account creation form.
   3. Enter a username and an email address, and click the "by email" button.
   4. The account will be created with a random password which is then emailed to the given address.

But that won't work if $wgEnableEmail=false, there will be no such button.

One either has to open up their wiki to $wgEnableEmail=true and all
that it implies, or forget about being able to use the above steps.

$wgHooks['UserCreateForm'], $wgHooks['addNewAccount'] scope is not high
enough to remedy the situation either.

So at least the sysop can create new accounts, but he has no way via
the web interface of changing a password once forgotten -- he never
did (there was only the email 'send a new password facility'.)
Now he can only use changePassword.php via the shell.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-12-28 01:07:09 UTC sounds like it'll cover you here.
Comment 2 Dan Jacobson 2009-05-20 13:51:27 UTC
Manual now says: Note need $wgEnableEmail=true$ or else the sysop must pick a password and send it to the user.

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