[MediaWiki-l] About $wgPasswordAttemptThrottle

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[MediaWiki-l] About $wgPasswordAttemptThrottle

[[kgh]]
Hi at all,

whenever I try to re-request a password MediaWiki tells me that I have
to wait another 24 hours until I can do this.

My understanding is that $wgPasswordAttemptThrottle [0] is there to help
be control this behaviour. No matter what I set to this parameter, even
"false" I am still being asked to wait for 24 hours.

I am using redis for caching. My theory is that you need memcached for
this to work and if memcached is not present MediaWiki enforces a day,
no matter what. Is this about right or is there something else at play?

Bonus question: Is there a another way to change this 24 hours period?
Probably not but hope dies last. :)

Thanks for your time.

Cheers, Karsten

[0] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgPasswordAttemptThrottle


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Re: [MediaWiki-l] About $wgPasswordAttemptThrottle

Martin Urbanec
The variable says it controls "password attempts", which i understand as
"login attempts". Try $wgPasswordReminderResendTime instead,
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgPasswordReminderResendTime.

Martin Urbanec

st 7. 8. 2019 v 15:37 odesílatel [[kgh]] <[hidden email]> napsal:

> Hi at all,
>
> whenever I try to re-request a password MediaWiki tells me that I have
> to wait another 24 hours until I can do this.
>
> My understanding is that $wgPasswordAttemptThrottle [0] is there to help
> be control this behaviour. No matter what I set to this parameter, even
> "false" I am still being asked to wait for 24 hours.
>
> I am using redis for caching. My theory is that you need memcached for
> this to work and if memcached is not present MediaWiki enforces a day,
> no matter what. Is this about right or is there something else at play?
>
> Bonus question: Is there a another way to change this 24 hours period?
> Probably not but hope dies last. :)
>
> Thanks for your time.
>
> Cheers, Karsten
>
> [0] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgPasswordAttemptThrottle
>
>
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Re: [MediaWiki-l] About $wgPasswordAttemptThrottle

[[kgh]]
Hi Martin,

you are correct. This is the one. I was so focused on throtteling that I
did not see the obvious.

Thanks a ton!

Cheers, Karsten

Am 07.08.19 um 16:15 schrieb Martin Urbanec:

> The variable says it controls "password attempts", which i understand
> as "login attempts". Try
> $wgPasswordReminderResendTime instead, https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgPasswordReminderResendTime
>
>
> Martin Urbanec
>
> st 7. 8. 2019 v 15:37 odesílatel [[kgh]] <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> napsal:
>
>     Hi at all,
>
>     whenever I try to re-request a password MediaWiki tells me that I have
>     to wait another 24 hours until I can do this.
>
>     My understanding is that $wgPasswordAttemptThrottle [0] is there
>     to help
>     be control this behaviour. No matter what I set to this parameter,
>     even
>     "false" I am still being asked to wait for 24 hours.
>
>     I am using redis for caching. My theory is that you need memcached for
>     this to work and if memcached is not present MediaWiki enforces a day,
>     no matter what. Is this about right or is there something else at
>     play?
>
>     Bonus question: Is there a another way to change this 24 hours period?
>     Probably not but hope dies last. :)
>
>     Thanks for your time.
>
>     Cheers, Karsten
>
>     [0] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgPasswordAttemptThrottle
>
>
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>     To unsubscribe, go to:
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>

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