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Security review Extension:Blackout
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Description

Project Information

Description of the tool/project

This extension allows to completely prevent site access, especially intended for protests like the one on EU copyright directive. Enabling the blackout requires a change to a configuration variable, while other things (including deactivation) can be handled on-wiki via a page in the MediaWiki namespace.

Description of how the tool will be used at WMF

To (carefully) use at WMF discretion if they want to enforce a serverside blackout. Enabling the extension will always be under WMF's control per above.

Dependencies

None

Has this project been reviewed before?

Sounds like it hasn't, see parent task.

Working test environment

Install as usual extension, use the patch under review (linked above) instead of master since that's the subject of the review.

Post-deployment

Not sure

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Event Timeline

Daimona created this task.Aug 31 2018, 10:30 AM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptAug 31 2018, 10:30 AM
Daimona renamed this task from Security review ... to Security review Extension:Blackout.Aug 31 2018, 10:31 AM
Daimona updated the task description. (Show Details)Aug 31 2018, 10:57 AM
Bawolff closed this task as Declined.Sep 11 2018, 7:07 PM
Bawolff added a subscriber: Bawolff.

Hi, we need agreement that this extension should be deployed before we will review it formally.

We are of course happy to offer informal advice and help as need be.