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[SOLVED] https site and Special:Badtitle

Summary by Wikinaut

see Bug 54512 E:OpenID needs to work with $wgSecureLogin

Atao60 (talkcontribs)

- MediaWiki: 1.22.3
- OpenId: 4.03 20131126
- PHP: 5.3.28 (cgi-fcgi)
- MySQL: 5.1.73-1
- Apache: 2.2.16
- Debian: 7 (wheezy)
- php supports
-- openssl: OpenSSL 0.9.8o
-- gmp: no
-- mcrypt: 2.5.8
-- bzip2: no (only zip & zlib)

As long as the site is reached through http url, everything runs fine.

When I force https for the full site with .htaccess:

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule .* https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L]

when I try to connect, the verification fails and I get:

‘ Mauvais titre Aller à : Navigation, rechercher Le titre de la page demandée est invalide, vide, ou il s’agit d’un titre inter-langue ou inter-projet mal formé. Il contient peut-être un ou plusieurs caractères qui ne peuvent pas être utilisés dans les titres. Revenir à la page Accueil. ’

that is: "Bad title" The requested page title was invalid, empty, or or include a non-local or incorrectly linked interwiki prefix. It contains a link to return to the welcome page.

Is there any specific parameter to be configured when the full site can be reached only through https?

Atao60 (talkcontribs)

After some more digging, I figured out that it's related to the http/https agnostic value of $wgServer, e.g.: "//". So I added in LocalSettings:

if ( isset($wgServer) && (substr( $wgServer, 0, strlen('http') ) !== 'http') ) {
    $wgCanonicalServer = 'https:' .  $wgServer;

But now I get an issue quite same as in Return to Special:Badtitle instead of the main page after verification has succeeded.

After logging in with OpenID (using Google Apps), on the "Vérification réussie" ("Verification Succeeded") page the last line always reads "Revenir à la page Spécial:OpenIDLogin." ("Return to Spécial:OpenIDLogin."). If I click on this last link, I get a view "Page spéciale inexistante" ("Unknow special page") with a "Return to" link to the Welcome page.

The issue is now to avoid the display of the "Unknow special page", ie a link to the welcome page from the Verification Succeeded page.

Any idea?

Wikinaut (talkcontribs)
Atao60 (talkcontribs)

Hello, thanks for your answer.

I'm unable to say if my issue is related to the bug 54512. But helped me to realize I have been ignoring $wgSecureLogin parameter. As soon as I add $wgSecureLogin=true, evething runs fine! So I'll let you draw any relevant conclusion...

Again, thank you.

Sethu S P (talkcontribs)

Hi all,

We have a Mediawiki site for our dev environment and we have not used this in a while. Now when we tried to login, we are getting this kind of page(below) instead of the SAML authentication page. Am not sure but i guess this issue might be related to this topic. Can anyone please help me with this

Thanks & Regards,


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Wikinaut (talkcontribs)

If you have set-up the wiki so that not _only_ OpenID-logins are allowed, but also "normal" password-based logins, I suggest to simply disable the OpenID-extension and try again.

If you don't know the password, use the "I forgot my password" function to reset that account via mail.

I hope this helps.

By the way, I think, the OpenID-extension should be retired in the near future for many reasons.

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