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Make it possible to prefill Special:BotPasswords form
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Right now, it's not possible, meaning that when someone needs to create a bot password for Huggle (or other tools), following some manual, like this one: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Huggle/Bot_passwords they need to open the form in a new tab or window, and then manually read and select each item in bullet list in the manual.

I saw this in new Huggle users on hackathon and it just felt extremely tedious to do.

I think it would be much more nice for target users if there was a way to create a link to bot password form that would prefil the form with necessary options, probably passing them as URL parameter?

So that users would just click the link, bot password form would open, they would confirm, get a password and be done with it.

Probably a low prio task, but nice to have

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Petrb created this task.Jun 17 2018, 4:04 PM
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Petrb triaged this task as Low priority.Jun 17 2018, 4:05 PM
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Adding Security tag as this task is about prefilling a form that generate login tokens.

Petrb added a comment.Jun 18 2018, 9:09 AM

I don't know if we need to tag security or backend people, this is really just a UI issue.

Adding Security tag as this task is about prefilling a form that generate login tokens.

I think this is fine from security perspective. Maybe a slightly higher risk for phising, but i think that's minimal.

Vvjjkkii renamed this task from Make it possible to prefill Special:BotPasswords form to zraaaaaaaa.Jul 1 2018, 1:03 AM
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RichSmith renamed this task from zraaaaaaaa to Make it possible to prefill Special:BotPasswords form.Jul 1 2018, 3:28 AM
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