[arch-general] Unificate login credentials in Arch's website

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Tue Aug 3 04:21:51 EDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 08:30, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 23:46:41 -0300, Martín Cigorraga
> <martosurf7600 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't know if this was addressed before, I'm sorry to say this and you'll
>> probably hate me but it's something that get my attention: the
>> authentication in Arch's website is, at least, very unefficient. At worst,
>> it's directly against Arch's Way, I think (I'm not the best guy to say this,
>> just giving my first steps in Arch). Why should someone need to register at
>> least three times, one for the forums, one for the wiki and one for the AUR?
>> Shoudn't be sufficient with just one-time login/registration? And what about
>> editing own nick or password? You know, at any time you may want to uniform
>> all your passwords to a master one or just change it from the default you
>> get when registered.
>> I would like to know if there's any specific reason to have three separate
>> accounts for the same website sections.
>> Regards,
>> Martín
> In fact I already wrote a Plugin for MediaWiki to authenticate at the
> forums. I am using this at archlinux.de (yes, pretty simple and there is
> no ldap or whatever)
> So, enabling this at archlinux.org would just involve a small config
> change. However: the migration is most likely unsolvable. People might
> have registered different accounts on wiki or forums; or different
> people have registered the same account the first on the wiki the other
> one on the forums etc.

One way to solve it would be to add a fourth set of credentials :-)
For instance OpenID.


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