I try to connect to https://wikitech.wikimedia.org with my WM login "Kelson"... but the login page keeps asking me about a token (after user/pws have been given) I have basically no clue about. Could someone change my settings to avoid this?
Wikitech is not part of the Wikimedia SUL wikis, so you might (should!) have a different password here.
If it is asking for a Token (like in this screenshot) then that is because you have setup 2FA in the past.
It is impossible to complete the setup process without confirming it, using an initial authentication code, so you should have something! :-) (I.e. if you don't have 2FA on your SUL-account (which as a sysop you should), then you can see the 4 step signup process at [[Special:Two-factor_authentication]] - step 4 requires a verification code)
It is a very very good idea to use 2FA, for best practices in security, (especially if you ever re-use passwords ;-) and especially on any accounts which have advanced user-rights.
To de-activate 2FA, you need the "Scratch codes" that it gave you when you signed up for it. (There is a complicated override, but hopefully the details above will help instead.)
I do not have setup 2FA in the past and if Id it was inadvertently. I'm not interested in this level of security for wikitech. I for sure do not have complete any 2FA setup and do not have any scratch codes in my email box. I simply did not want this and still do not want this.
So now only two solutions:
- You enforce the 2FA and assume it and provide me the necessary material to complete it.
- You let people free to chose their level of security and then please reconfigure my account to a normal authentication
I need quite urgently this access to edit https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cloud_VPS_2018_Purge and keep access to the VMs I administrate.
@Kelson your Wikitech user account does have 2FA enabled. The table that tracks this preference doesn't store a date stamp, so I can't say exactly when you enabled it. One reason that you may have done so is that using https://horizon.wikimedia.org to manage virtual machine instances requires the use of 2FA.
We can follow the process from https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Password_reset#Reset_two_factor_authentication to remove your current 2FA protection. The easiest way to verify your identity for this request is for you to ssh into login.tools.wmflabs.org and create a file in your home directory (/home/kelson) that references this phabricator ticket. Ping me back here after you have done that and I can complete the steps needed to disable 2FA for your wikitech account. You can then login to wikitech and decide if you would like to renable 2FA or not.