[SAC] [OSGeo] #165: Wiki LDAP integration

#165: Wiki LDAP integration
Reporter: crschmidt | Owner: astrodog
     Type: task | Status: assigned
Priority: normal | Milestone:
Component: Wiki | Resolution:
Keywords: ldap, wiki |

Comment (by martin):

As far as I can tell, UserMerge works by - manually - entering two
existing user names, one being just a source and another being the common
Maybe we can add automated matching and scripting to the process but
apparently we're short of expertise on automating MediaWiki, therefore I
don't know who's capable of adding the missing bits.

I also have little confidence in the quality of EMail addresses in the
Wiki database, because a long-term policy had been "we don't want any
obstacles in the process of registering with OSGeo". Therefore I would
expect a lot of garbage and false EMail addresses on the Wiki as well as
in LDAP.\\
That's why I proposed to ask authenticated LDAP users to provide their
Wiki account name and vice versa in order to ensure, the matches are valid
(at least most of them).

Moreover, I have no idea what's going to happen when we use UserMerge for
merging Wiki user "joe" into LDAP user "karl" while "joe" is a valid user
name in LDAP as well. This probably means we need to resolve conflicting
user names beforehand (see above).

Disclaimer: Especially now, after realizing I was unable to carry out my
own plan, I do *not* intend to hold OSGeo back from switching the Wiki
over to LDAP authentication. I just want to add my thoughts to this
discussion, hoping they'll help in making an educated decision.\\
Maybe someone will even prove me to be totally wrong.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/165#comment:28&gt;
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