Manual:invalidateUserSessions.php


DetailsEdit

invalidateUserSessions.php maintenance script invalidates the sessions of certain users on the wiki. After the session is invalidated, the users will be logged out from the browser/app.

If you want to invalidate all sessions, use $wgAuthenticationTokenVersion instead.

OptionsEdit

Option Required Default value
--user A username Optional
--file File with one username per line Optional

Although both options are optional, either --user or --file is required to run the script.

UsageEdit

php maintenance/invalidateUserSessions.php [ --user | --file ]

Invalidating session for user JayEdit

Terminal
$ php maintenance/invalidateUserSessions.php --user "Jay"

Invalidated sessions for user Jay
Tip 1: Spaces inside a username must be replaced with underscores ( _ ) or use double quotation like "Foo Bar"

Invalidating list of users' sessionEdit

userlist.txt
Foo
Bar
Jay
Aman
Kamal Kumar
FlyingWings123
LogicFreek
AK Saini
AyraIn326
MileFireFee
Terminal
$ php maintenance/invalidateUserSessions.php --file userlist.txt
Invalidated sessions for user Foo
Invalidated sessions for user Bar
Invalidated sessions for user Jay
Invalidated sessions for user Aman
Invalidated sessions for Kamal Kumar
Could not find user FlyingWings123, tried to invalidate anyway
Invalidated sessions for user LogicFreek
Could not find user AK Saini, tried to invalidate anyway
Invalidated sessions for user AyraIn326
Invalidated sessions for user MileFireFee

Common errorsEdit

Cannot use both --user and --file

This error occurs when you try to use both options at once. You always have to use either --user or --file.

Could not open $filename

This error occurs when the file does not exist or the user running the script does not have permission to read the file.

If the file does exist, check the file permissions. If you are root user, then you can run script with sudo.

See alsoEdit