Release status: stable
|Description||Gives the ability for Sudoers on the wiki to login to other users' accounts.|
|Author(s)||Daniel Friesen (Dantmantalk)|
|Latest version||0.4.0 (2015-10-13)|
|MediaWiki||1.17.x - 1.26.x|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
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The Sudo extension the ability for Sudoers on the wiki to login to other users' accounts, using "Special:Sudo". This may be used for helping users set their own preferences, testing to see if something in the UI is affected by their login, or changing things under their name.
Sudo does log use of sudo to transfer to another user's accounts, however beyond that there is no tracking of what the sudoed user does. Be careful who you give sudo to as it can be abused in the worst of ways.
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
- Configure user group and user right at your convenience.
- Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
The user right "sudo" will have to be set for an existing user group, e.g. "bureaucrat" or preferably for a new user group:
$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['sudo'] = true; $wgGroupPermissions['sudo']['sudo'] = true;
$wgRequirePasswordforEmailChange— Allows to change the email using this extension (MW 1.20.x to MW 1.26.x) when set to "false". Starting with MW 1.27.0 it is no longer possible to change the email address of an account without knowing the password not even with the help of this extension.
- See task T139235 for further information on this issue.
|This extension was migrated from Daniel Friesen's Wiki-Tools.com and checked into Wikimedia's software repository.