The popular "Extension:LDAP Authentication" provided an easy way to integrate MediaWiki into an existing intranet infrastructure. But then the developer stopped maintaining the extension and nobody stepped in place. As WMF uses this extension internally, they applied some important changes when AuthManager came around. But WMF has announced that they want to get rid of it and therefore future development is put in jeopardy.
I'd love to talk about LDAP authentication, authorization and Single-Sign-On scenarios in business intranets, share my experiences and hear from others about those topics. Maybe we could work on a roadmap for required future development or compose a best practices document about what is possible with the current extensions/capabilities of MediaWiki.
Additional notes can be found here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Osnard/LDAP