Manual:$wgPasswordSalt

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Access: $wgPasswordSalt
For compatibility with old installations set to false.
Introduced in version:pre 1.1.0
Deprecated in version:1.24.0
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:(boolean)
Default value:true

Details[edit]

For security, the user password hashes include "salt" to make it more difficult for someone who somehow gets hold of the hashes to crack them all at once.

For compatibility with old (pre 1.1.0) installations set this to false.