Bug 11668 - wiki: Authentication disabled because of too many spam accounts
Summary: wiki: Authentication disabled because of too many spam accounts
Alias: None
Product: IPFire Infrastructure
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Wiki (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: unspecified Unspecified
: - Unknown - Major Usability
Assignee: Michael Tremer
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Reported: 2018-03-08 15:55 UTC by Michael Tremer
Modified: 2019-08-28 14:13 UTC (History)
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Description Michael Tremer 2018-03-08 15:55:38 UTC
We get about 99% or more of spam accounts. Hundreds a day. They generate a shit ton of spam emails.

I have temporarily suspended any new registrations and put a note on the front page to ask people to send an email to wiki@ipfire.org and I will manually create an account.

We need to consider a central authentication backend for all IPFire users on all IPFire-hosted services so that we protect that one and manage only that one and not multiple ones where we have no or little control over.

OAuth springs to mind. I am quite short on time now to investigate any good solutions. Any help is appreciated.
Comment 1 Michael Tremer 2019-08-28 14:13:44 UTC
This has now been implemented!