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Account created without having a loginwiki or metawiki automatically created
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https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/DeannaPeter3 was created only locally on enwikiversity without any accounts. Why did this happen? If there's a method of reproducing this behaviour, this will gravely disrupt our ability to address spambots as they would not have any log on loginwiki for us to monitor the spambot issue globally.

Event Timeline

kolbert created this task.Apr 11 2019, 9:51 PM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptApr 11 2019, 9:51 PM
jrbs added a subscriber: jrbs.Apr 12 2019, 3:16 AM
hoo added a subscriber: hoo.Jun 19 2019, 2:21 PM

I just discovered a very similar case when locking AureliaSperry. Nothing of interest in the logs at a glance (no obviously related exceptions, fatals, …).

Interestingly also no CentralAuthCreateLocalAccountJob Job seems to have been schedule: hoo@mwlog1001:/srv/mw-log$ grep CentralAuthCreateLocalAccountJob JobExecutor.log | grep AureliaSperry yields no results.