[KwartzAnnounce] Mediawiki login back up
Kwartzlab Members Announce List
announce at kwartzlab.ca
Mon Feb 14 16:46:49 EST 2011
Our wiki (http://kwartzlab.ca/mediawiki) now has its own, independent
login, thus diminishing our dependence on drupal. Whoo.
If you have ever edited our wiki, you all ready have an account on
mediawiki, even though you didn't explicitly log in to it before. One
was auto-magically created for you, based on your Drupal username, the
first time you interacted with mediawiki.
There were a couple of gotchas with these mediawiki accounts, however.
1) Mediawiki forces title-case in usernames. If your Drupal username was
"user" than Mediawiki will have transformed that to "User". Oddly, it
appears that the login form will accept either form, however be aware
that the canonical version of your username may have changed.
2) Drupal & Mediawiki salt passwords differently, so I wasn't able to
import your Drupal passwords. As a result, everyone who all ready has a
mediawiki account should have received a "password reset" email, which
you can use to (you guessed it!) reset your password. You can also
trigger this by visiting
entering in your old username, and hitting the "E-mail new password" link.
If doing this results in a message saying that the specified user does
not exist, then that probably means you never actually used the wiki
before, and do not yet have a mediawiki account with us. If that's the
case, and you would like to enjoy the mad power of wiki'ing, by all
means "create an account".
Please note that these new passwords are only for Mediawiki. Your Drupal
password remains the same, and my understanding is that our new
WordPress instance will keep the same Drupal passwords.
If you experience any account weirdness with mediawiki, please let me know.
Steph Smith, Secretary secretary at kwartzlab.ca
Kwartzlab Society Inc. http://kwartzlab.ca
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