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Compatibility with MediaWiki 1.27?

Raj bhaskar (talkcontribs)

Hi, Does anyone know if this extension is affected by the new AuthManager in MediaWiki 1.27? Is it safe to upgrade to the new version of MW?

Thanks, Raj. (talkcontribs)

Would not recommend upgrading at this point.

Authentication was overhauled in 1.27 with AuthPlugin being deprecated, superseded by Manual:SessionManager and AuthManager.

After a quick test users that have not logged in previously will not be able to login (depending on your settings/permissions). The domain selection box also does not appear, although it seems to default to the first domain.

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

This extension should be converted to use PluggableAuth. Using PluggableAuth will probably help maintain compatibility in the future.

Maalab (talkcontribs)

Il have test it a litte bit today after upgrading out test wiki today.

By default, for new account, the auto creation of local account does not work. But it is working well for existing account.

I have made a lot of search and test to overcome this problem. I have found out that a new right exist for auto account creation since 1.26.

I have tried to put this line in my LocalSettings.php file : $wgGroupPermissions['*']['autocreateaccount'] = true;

If i tried to login with a new account, it does not work, but if login with a existing account, logout and then login with a new account it work. Afther that, i have close my web page, restarted the server, try with another browser and if i login with a new account, the account is created each time.

The domain delection box does not appear, but if configure a second domain, the box appear. (talkcontribs)

After updating to mediawiki 1.27 Auto LDAP Authentication no longer worked. Mediawiki showed "database error occurred."

I commented line 1240 in LdapAuthentication.php ( self::saveDomain( $user, $_SESSION['wsDomain'] ); ) and the error went away. (talkcontribs)

What does uncommenting that do, exactly? It removed the error for me, too.

Raj bhaskar (talkcontribs)

Does anyone know who we should contact to try and fix this at source and add proper compatibility for AuthManager? I tried contacting Ryan Lane (marked as the author on the extension homepage), but he said that he's no longer maintaining it.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

I've added the phabricator project to the extension's infobox. You can report the bug there

Raj bhaskar (talkcontribs)

Thanks (although poking around on the Phabricator site, there appear to be no members on the project, and there's a fairly hefty backlog waiting to be looked at).

Mvdboogaard (talkcontribs)
Devsec (talkcontribs)

The updated worked for me for the most part. The line I had to comment out was in the file "/extensions/LdapAuthentication/LdapAuthenticationPlugin.php" and it was on line 1165.

Also, I was still having an error caused by a plugin after authenticating. I had to remove the ToDoTasks plugin and then it worked. :) YEAH!! (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

I've hit this problem as well, it only emerged after new users that had not logged into the wiki prior to the upgrade from v1.26, started complaining.

I'm running a private wiki, with LDAP auth only. Going through the code of AuthManager.php (line 1545 onwards), it became clear that this can either be resolved using the 'createaccount' or 'autocreateaccount' permission. I've tried both options and the 'autocreateaccount' matches my desired behavior. I *think* that the wiki also still is secure/private and no additional users can be created (except when auth from LDAP succeeds).

However I feel it would be better if these permissions would be integrated in the plugin and would not have to be handled separately. (talkcontribs)

THANKS a lot for this solution. For me it works also!

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