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Basilicofresco (talkcontribs)

Hi! First of all thanks for the new tutorial Manual:Pywikibot/OAuth/Wikimedia. However, since the bot edits must be performed with the bot account, it is not completely clear if the bot operator should fill the OAuth form while logged on mediawiki.org with his main account or with the bot account. Moreover few details about the RSA key would be useful. (can I use it with Pywikibot? Should I use it? Is it mandatory? How can I use it?) -- Basilicofresco (talk) 03:42, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Tgr (WMF) (talkcontribs)

You need to fill the form with whichever account you want to give the bot access to. (So probably the bot account, although I'm not sure how much sense it makes with OAuth to have a separate personal and bot account. cf. phab:T142303)

As far as I know Pywikibot does not support the RSA signature method for OAuth, and in any case it's complicated (you have to know how to generate an RSA key, for starters), which is why it is left out of the tutorial.

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