A Mediawiki has it’s own authentication, the users and all user information is stored in the database. Our current infrastructure has our users stored in a central ldap database and the authentication happens by apache’s Basic Auth.
This means that when a user tries to access the wiki for the first time he has to authenticate to the apache, then he needs to create an account on the mediawiki and he has to login on the mediawiki. The other times he still has to login 2 times.
These 2 things (mediawiki registration and authentication) can go automatically, you only need to edit 1 file and add 1 file.
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