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Make signature validation error messaging more clear
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Description

This task is about revising how signature validation error messages are presented [i] so people can more clearly understand:

  • The custom signature they have set cannot be saved in its current state
  • Why the custom signature they have set cannot be saved in its current state
  • What they can do to save a signature

1. Current error message treatment

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJun 26 2020, 11:05 PM
matmarex added a subscriber: matmarex.EditedJun 30 2020, 2:37 PM

The message in your screenshot is only shown when signature validation is entirely disabled. (Sorry, I haven't enabled it on the Beta Cluster yet, I'll do that soon I just enabled it: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/operations/mediawiki-config/+/608621.)

When it's enabled, there is a different message:

Existing invalid signatureTrying to set an invalid signature