Changing Wiki Login Procedure

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Thu Jul 12 12:03:21 PDT 2007

On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 11:45:16AM -0600, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> At the moment, logging in to the various project's wiki sites causes a browser dialog to appear, which isn't particularly common these days.  There doesn't appear to be a way of getting a password reminder, should someone forget their password.  The error page someone gets if they type in an incorrect username or password doesn't look particularly nice either.  Over on the server-admin Trac, I've fixed these issues.  Users are presented with a webform to login (see  That form also has a link whereby the user can request a password reminder.  The error one gets if you fail to authenticate is much nicer looking as well, IMO.

I assume that this is done through mod_python and that it is just as
secure as the apache authentication?
> I plan on implementing this login form for the LFS wiki site as well.  If BLFS and ALFS folks would like, I can also implement this in their respective wikis too.  Let me know what you think, please.

If it's advantageous for one, it is for all of them. Don't leave an
administrative rat's nest by making them randomly different. That's just


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