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Authentication: $wgSessionProviders
Session provider configuration.
Introduced in version:1.27.0 (Gerrit change 243223; git #a73c5b73)
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:(array of ObjectFactory specifications)
Default value:see below


Specifies what providers to use for SessionManager . By default, CookieSessionProvider (for normal cookie-based authentication) and BotPasswordSessionProvider (for bot passwords) are included.

Order and array keys are not relevant. By convention, the array key is the classname of the provider.


$wgSessionProviders['MyCustomSessionProvider'] = [
    'class' => 'MyCustomSessionProvider',
    'args' => [ 'arg1', 'arg2' ],

or better, in PHP 5.5 and newer:

$wgSessionProviders[MyCustomSessionProvider::class] = [
    'class' => MyCustomSessionProvider::class,
    'args' => [ 'arg1', 'arg2' ],

or, if the extension uses extension registration (preferable):

    "SessionProviders": {
        "MyCustomSessionProvider": {
            "class": "MyCustomSessionProvider",
            "args": [ "arg1", "arg2" ]

This will create a session provider object with new MyCustomSessionProvider( 'arg1', 'arg2' ), and register it as one of the session providers. See ObjectFactory for details of the object construction syntax.

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