Auth systems

Rationale edit

There are several specific issues with the existing, authentication methods used on the WMF sites:

  • Increasingly, 3rd party cookies are disabled in browsers
  • Several bugs related to CentralAuth's single sign-on system

Additionally, several new features for authentication and authorization have been requested:

  • OpenID
  • OAuth
  • Cross-wiki editing (Mobile, VisualEditor)

Timeline edit

See Auth systems/2013


  • August 2013: SUL2 (fixing CentralAuth bugs and modernizing single-user signon for newer browsers)
  • August 2013: Wikimedia-internal cross-wiki edit tokens
  • November 2013: OAuth
  • Delayed until sometime in 2014: OpenID

Documents edit

Communications edit