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Manual:Account creation

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Account creation is done through Special:CreateAccount. There are three types of account creation, each with a separate log event action type:

  • create — a new user creates their own account.
  • create2 — another user account is created by an existing user.
  • autocreate (up until MediaWiki 1.26) — a new account is autocreated using AuthPlugin . AuthPlugin has been superseded by AuthManager .

It is possible, through the configuration setting $wgGroupPermissions , to disable account creation or to limit it to sysops; see Manual:Preventing access (which describes how a sysop may create another user's account).

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