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MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group/Blog/2015-09-18

Save the Clocktower! - Developers Needed to Maintain LDAP ExtensionEdit

Author: Chris Koerner

People: Ryan Lane, You!,
Tags: Extension, LDAP Authentication, Maintenance, Helping Out,

Ryan Lane, the developer behind the LDAP Authentication extension, is looking for help maintaining said extension. It's a very popular extension in third-party wikis as it allows for organizations to use their existing authentication systems to manage their MediaWiki wikis.

Instead of having to create Yet Another Account to use an internal wiki, at my employer we use this extension to authenticate against our Active Directory. Co-workers can use the same account they're familiar with elsewhere within the organization and we don't have to ask folks to create accounts before contributing.

For the top extension downloads for the first few months of 2015 LDAP Authentication is the 7th most popular extension on I you have the interest and skills (not necessary in that order) get in touch with Ryan and see how you can help out.