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Release status: stable

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Implementation File repository
Description Allows MediaWiki to use Windows Azure as the file backend
Author(s) Thai Phan, Markus Glaser
Latest version 1.1.0 (2013-03-31)
MediaWiki 1.20+
License GPL

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WindowsAzureStorage enables MediaWiki to store uploaded files to the Windows Azure Storage service.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

This extension needs to have the WindowsAzureSDK extension installed in order to work.

Download[edit | edit source]

The extension can be retrieved directly from Git [?]:

  • Browse code
  • Some extensions have tags for stable releases.
  • 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).

Extract the snapshot and place it in the extensions/WindowsAzureStorage/ 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 https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/extensions/WindowsAzureStorage.git

Installation[edit | edit source]

To install this extension, you will need to modify your LocalSettings.php.

Activation[edit | edit source]

Add the following line to LocalSettings.php and then check to see if it shows up in Special:Version.


Configuration[edit | edit source]

Add the following to the end of LocalSettings.php to start using your Windows Azure Storage account as the file backend for your wiki. You will need to change your_azure_storage_account and your_azure_storage_account_key to the relevant values.

$wgFileBackends[] = array(
    'name'         => 'localAzure',
    'class'        => 'WindowsAzureFileBackend',
    'lockManager'  => 'nullLockManager',
    'azureAccount' => 'your_azure_storage_account',
    'azureKey'     => 'your_azure_storage_account_key'

$wgLocalFileRepo = array (
    'class'             => 'LocalRepo',
    'name'              => 'local',
    'backend'           => 'localAzure',
    'scriptDirUrl'      => $wgScriptPath,
    'scriptExtension'   => $wgScriptExtension,
    'url'               => $wgScriptPath . '/img_auth.php',
    'hashLevels'        => 0,
    'deletedHashLevels' => 0,
    'zones'             => array(
        'public'  => array( 'container' => 'public' ),
        'thumb'   => array( 'container' => 'thumb' ),
        'temp'    => array( 'container' => 'temp' ),
        'deleted' => array( 'container' => 'deleted' )

$wgImgAuthPublicTest = false;