Core Platform Team/Initiatives/Login with Wikipedia

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Initiative Vision

< Initiatives

Vision:
  • A simple mechanism for Wikipedia users to login to other applications and Web sites
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Target Group(s):
  • Wikimedia users
  • Third-party developers
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Needs:
  • Easily log into other Web sites
  • Standard interface for OAuth authorisation
  • Keep personal identification with a privacy-focused organization they trust
  • Prove reputation as a Wikimedia contributor on other sites
Product:
  • OAuth 2.0 (exists)
  • “Login with Wikipedia” button
  • Documented workflow on API Portal
  • Design recommendations
  • Simplified developer signup for a client ID that is only/primarily for login
Aligned Goals:
  • “Tooling for contributors is easy to use, well-documented, and accessible to users, increasing engagement and contribution.”
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