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In MW 1.18 and above, a special page "PasswordReset" exists which overrides the special page of this extension. This means this extension no longer works from 1.18 on. This extension however provides more functionality than in core, so a solution should be found (either merge this functionality with core, or rename one of the two special pages).
| Password Reset|
Release status: unstable
|Implementation||Special page, User rights, User identity|
|Description||Allows to resets the user's password|
|Last version||1.7 (2008-09-04)|
|License||No license specified|
|Check usage and version matrix; Reset code metrics|
|Bugs: list open list all report|
The Password Reset extension allows Wiki users with the 'passwordreset' permission to reset MediaWiki user's passwords (Local users only).
- As of v1.6, r30588, the "Disabled users" special page lists users that have been disabled using PasswordReset.
- As of v1.4, r28418, the GetBlockStatus hook is employed to disallow users emailing themselves new (random) passwords from the login form if their account has been DISABLED via the Password Reset extension.
- The system message shown to users with disabled accounts who request a new password via email is 'blocked-mailpassword'
Installation[edit | edit source]
- Create a new folder (directory) in the following location:
- Download the following five required files from Special:ExtensionDistributor/PasswordReset:
- Copy the five files in to the new PasswordReset folder
- Add the following code to your LocalSettings.php (at the bottom)
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['passwordreset'] = true; require_once( "$IP/extensions/PasswordReset/PasswordReset.php" );
- Note the new addition of the 'passwordreset' permission in 1.2 - this must be explicitly granted as shown
Usage[edit | edit source]
- Follow Installation Instructions
- You will have two new Special Pages titled "Password Reset" and "Disabled users"