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Available from version 1.11.0
Removed in version 1.27.0
called when user changes his password
Define function:
public static function onPrefsPasswordAudit( User $user, $newPass, $error ) { ... }
Attach hook:

In extension.json:

	"Hooks": {
		"PrefsPasswordAudit": "MyExtensionHooks::onPrefsPasswordAudit"

For MediaWiki ≤1.25:

$wgHooks['PrefsPasswordAudit'][] = 'MyExtensionHooks::onPrefsPasswordAudit';
Called from:File(s): SpecialPreferences.php, SpecialResetpass.php

For more information about attaching hooks, see Manual:Hooks.
For examples of extensions using this hook, see Category:PrefsPasswordAudit extensions.

Called from SpecialPreferences.php in versions 1.11.0 - 1.13. Called from SpecialResetpass.php from 1.14 onward


  • $user: User (object) changing their password
  • $newPass: new password
  • $error: error (string) 'badretype', 'wrongpassword', 'error' or 'success'