Talk:Developer account

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Previous discussion was archived at Talk:Developer account/Archive 1 on 2019-03-22.

Questions and answers about developer accounts.

Swathi-0901 (talkcontribs)


I already created wikimedia developer account using this and now when I am trying to login to gerrit using same credentials the message is been displayed that the authentication failed. Can someone help me out to solve this issue please and thanks in advance.bud

~aanzx (talkcontribs)

Probably can be fixed as per Phab:T307558 , if you file a phabricator ticket it can be fixed

Summary by BDavis (WMF)
Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Currently we say:

Commit code to Wikimedia's Git repositories via our code review system, powered by Gerrit.

… but we're slowly moving things over to GitLab. I know it's more complicated and we want this landing page to be as simple as possible, but perhaps it's now time to update this to say:

Commit code to Wikimedia's Git repositories via our code review systems, powered by Gerrit and GitLab.

What do people think?

BDavis (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I feel like the main concern should be if adding "and GitLab" provides people with useful information or if it is just pedantically more correct. We are making more active use of GitLab in the Wikimedia Cloud Services team and have also moved Toolforge's git repo creation systems to GitLab from Diffusion. I could support the change on that basis even if we are an unknown amount of time and effort from the big project of re-platforming MediaWiki core and extensions to GitLab.

FeralOink (talkcontribs)

That seems like a reasonable change. Your phrasing is clear to me. I visited the linked webpages for Gerrit and GitLab, and they look appropriate.

Might you know if we will continue to mirror all of our Git repositories on GitHub, once we move over to GitLab? I probably shouldn't ask about this here, as it is off topic. Feel free to disregard.

How to rename developer accounts

Summary by BDavis (WMF)

Per wikitech:SRE/LDAP/Renaming users, Developer account renaming is no longer done.

JrandWP (talkcontribs)

I clean started my Wikimedia account in 2019 and I am finding a way to request rename my developer account to the new name. (Nhatminh01-->Thingofme), and to hide my real name. Is there an easy way to rename it?

BDavis (WMF) (talkcontribs)
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