Release status: stable
|Description||Prevents the creation of confusable usernames.|
|Author(s)||Brion Vibber (Brion VIBBERtalk)|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
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The AntiSpoof extension is an extension for preventing confusable usernames from being created. It blocks the creation of accounts with mixed-script, confusing and similar usernames.
For example, if user John Doe is already registered, the extension will block attempts to register:
- Jοhn Doe ("ο" in Jοhn is Greek small letter omicron),
- John Dоe ("о" in Dоe is Cyrillic small letter O),
- Јohn Doe ("Ј" in Јohn is Cyrillic capital letter Je),
- John Đoe ("Đ" in Đoe is Latin capital letter D with stroke),
- Jóhn Doe ("ó" in Jóhn is Latin small letter O with acute),
- John Doe (there is a Zero-width space before Doe),
- Jøhn Doe ("ø" in Jøhn is Scandinavian oe),
Download[edit | edit source]
The extension can be retrieved directly from Git [?]:
- Browse code
- Some extensions have tags for stable releases.
- Browse tags
- Select the tag
- Click "snapshot"
- Each branch is associated with a past MediaWiki release. There is also a "master" branch containing the latest alpha version (might require an alpha version of MediaWiki).
- Browse branches
- Select a branch name
- Click "Continue"
Extract the snapshot and place it in the extensions/AntiSpoof/ directory of your MediaWiki installation.
If you are familiar with git and have shell access to your server, you can also obtain the extension as follows:
cd extensions/ git clone
Installation[edit | edit source]
- Download and extract the tarball in your
extensions/folder. It should generate a new folder called
AntiSpoofdirectly inside your
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
- Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
- In case user accounts are stored in a shared database, add:
- Run the
batchAntiSpoof.phpscript from the command line to pre-populate the antispoof table with your wiki's existing usernames.
- Done! Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
- To verify that it's working, try creating an account for username "Adm1n"; most wikis have an "Admin" account and so AntiSpoof should reject this lookalike username with a message like "The name Adm1n is too similar to the existing account: Admin".
See also[edit | edit source]
- Equivalence sets (large page)
|This extension is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. This probably means that the extension is stable and works well enough to be used by such high-traffic websites. Look for this extension's name in Wikimedia's CommonSettings.php and InitialiseSettings.php configuration files to see where it's installed. A full list of the extensions installed on a particular wiki can be seen on the wiki's Special:Version page.|
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