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Alternative installation using symlink[edit]

The Web Community Wiki uses an alternative Installation for Extension:OpenID to preserve the possibility to update php-openid. This method requires that your Webserver follows symbolic links which often is disabled by default. When using Apache as server this method requires

Options +FollowSymLinks
  • Installation using git, start in the folder mediawiki is installed
cd extensions
git clone git://
git clone
cd OpenID
ln -s ../php-openid/Auth/ Auth
php ../maintenance/update.php
  • then add the following code to your LocalSettings.php (at the bottom)
require_once( "$IP/extensions/OpenID/OpenID.php" );