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From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:36:40 -0400
To: public-wiki-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <6681.1218742600@ubuhebe>


What is our current state on synchronizing w3c wiki accounts/ACLs with
w3.org accounts and ACLs?  I'm still manually flipping bits on
Special:Userrights whenever someone joins or leaves the WG.  Or, more
often, when they bug me because I forgot to do it.

The quick and dirty solution seems to be this:

      Have a cron job which looks at the DBWG tables (or is there a
      machine-readable version of [1]?) and uses the e-mail address as a
      key to set group-membership in the wiki database tables.  We would
      want to turn on e-mail-verify in the wiki, and tell people they
      have to use the same e-mail address.
 
I know there was something much more automatic and clever being worked
on, but since it still doesn't work for me in firefox, I don't have a
lot of faith in it.  I'm not sure if it's supposed to meet the same
need.

Also, I see that there's been a big upgrade to the OpenID extension [2]
so maybe it's usable but I see it STILL doesn't have Auto-login, which
makes me think it's still not usuable.  (Having to log in many times a
day drives me crazy.  I don't know about you.)

     -- Sandro

[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/dbwg/details?group=41712
[2] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:OpenID
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