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Sharing users between an old wiki and a new wiki

Mukilol2 (talkcontribs)

I have an old wiki installed on which runs 1.31.0. I would like to install a new wiki on but have those two wikis share the user table. Do I simply make the necessary changes to the LocalSettings for the new wiki as suggested in Manual:Shared database and leave the LocalSettings for the old wiki untouched? Also, do I need to have the same versions of Mediawiki installed for both in order to make this work?

Bawolff (talkcontribs)

if you're using shared tables, its probably a good idea to use the same version. If its just user, it might work with different versions, but if possible id reccomend same version

Mukilol2 (talkcontribs)

I just setup a new wiki and configured the shared user table:

$wgSharedDB = 'miandb'; # The $wgDBname for the wiki database holding the main user table

$wgSharedTables[] = 'actor';

$wgSharedPrefix = ''; # The $wgDBprefix for the database. Defaults to the prefix of the current wiki if not specified

and when I try to login from the new wiki it gives me the following error message:

Auto-creation of a local account failed: Username entered already in use. Please choose a different name.

It might be worth mentioning that the old wiki is running 1.31.0 and the new one is running 1.34.0. Could the error message be due to different versions?

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