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John Horne
Hello,

I am new to Mediawiki, in fact wikis generally, so apologies if this is
not the right list to ask for help. (If it isn't, then where do we get
general help from?)

We are using version 1.19.2 with the LDAPAuthentication extension.
However, we are also allowing some local (wiki) accounts (we've modified
the extension a little). What we would like is a 'Special' page to allow
the local account users to be able to change their password (on their
wiki account).

I can see that there is mention of a 'passwordreset' permission in the
Mediawiki code, and it looks like a special page already exists to allow
password changes. However, I cannot get this to work - setting the
permission and logging in, I see no special page relating to password
changes. Could someone please let me know what is required in order to
see this special page?




Thanks,

John.

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Re: Special page - changing passwords - how?

nakohdo
> I can see that there is mention of a 'passwordreset' permission in the
> Mediawiki code, and it looks like a special page already exists to allow
> password changes. However, I cannot get this to work - setting the
> permission and logging in, I see no special page relating to password
> changes. Could someone please let me know what is required in order to
> see this special page?

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Resetting_passwords might give you some pointers.

hth
Frank


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Re: Special page - changing passwords - how?

Saikat Sengupta
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This may help though I'm not sure :)

I have logged in as Admin and can see - Reset Password under Users and rights Special Page

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:ChangePassword.php
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Resetting_passwords#Use_the_changePassword.php_maintenance_script


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Hello,

I am new to Mediawiki, in fact wikis generally, so apologies if this is not the right list to ask for help. (If it isn't, then where do we get general help from?)

We are using version 1.19.2 with the LDAPAuthentication extension.
However, we are also allowing some local (wiki) accounts (we've modified the extension a little). What we would like is a 'Special' page to allow the local account users to be able to change their password (on their wiki account).

I can see that there is mention of a 'passwordreset' permission in the Mediawiki code, and it looks like a special page already exists to allow password changes. However, I cannot get this to work - setting the permission and logging in, I see no special page relating to password changes. Could someone please let me know what is required in order to see this special page?




Thanks,

John.

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Re: Special page - changing passwords - how?

nakohdo
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> We are using version 1.19.2 with the LDAPAuthentication extension.
> However, we are also allowing some local (wiki) accounts (we've modified
> the extension a little). What we would like is a 'Special' page to allow
> the local account users to be able to change their password (on their
> wiki account).

Sorry, haven't read your message thoroughly.

The feature for resetting your own password can be found on each user's user page: "User:Settings". The special pages you mention are for admins to change other users' passwords.

Frank



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Re: Special page - changing passwords - how?

John Horne
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On Thu, 2012-09-13 at 12:29 +0200, Frank Ralf wrote:

> > I can see that there is mention of a 'passwordreset' permission in the
> > Mediawiki code, and it looks like a special page already exists to allow
> > password changes. However, I cannot get this to work - setting the
> > permission and logging in, I see no special page relating to password
> > changes. Could someone please let me know what is required in order to
> > see this special page?
>
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Resetting_passwords might give
> you some pointers.
>
Hello,

Yes, I saw that but still cannot get it to work. We do not want to allow
users to use email, and the wiki users have no access to the server
itself (so can't use the command line). But the document says:

=================================
Use Special:PasswordReset
Special:PasswordReset allows accounts with the 'passwordreset'
permission to reset account passwords for the local installation of
MediaWiki.
=================================

I set the relevant permission on my sysop/administrator account, but
didn't see the special page. Even setting all the email permissions, it
still didn't appear.




John.

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On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 5:37 AM, John Horne <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I set the relevant permission on my sysop/administrator account, but
> didn't see the special page. Even setting all the email permissions, it
> still didn't appear.

Define "didn't appear", what type of message are you getting?

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Re: Special page - changing passwords - how?

John Horne
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On Thu, 2012-09-13 at 11:08 +0100, John Horne wrote:
>
> We are using version 1.19.2 with the LDAPAuthentication extension.
> However, we are also allowing some local (wiki) accounts (we've modified
> the extension a little). What we would like is a 'Special' page to allow
> the local account users to be able to change their password (on their
> wiki account).
>
Many thanks for the replies. The problem was with the LDAPAuthentication
extension. It has a function used to see if the user is allowed to
change passwords. This was always returning 'false', so the 'Reset
password' special page never appeared (that is, there was no link to the
page in the 'Users and rights' special page). Once I had sorted the
function out, then the link appeared.



Thanks,

John.

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