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Security review Extension:Blackout
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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.



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.


Not sure

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Event Timeline

Daimona renamed this task from Security review ... to Security review Extension:Blackout.Aug 31 2018, 10:31 AM
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.