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New configuration setting to control whether password confirmation is required for changing an e-mail-address or not
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Starting with MW 1.19.x possibly MW 1.18.x it is required to confirm the change of an e-mail-address with a password. This is ok since it assumes that a person logged in into an user account knows the password.

Reality has it that heaps of people create an account, put in the wrong e-mail-address (typo, etc.) and forget about their password after logout. Up till now I was able to sudo these people and help them. Now this is not longer possible.

Thus it would be good to have a way to disable this requirement, something like "$wgUserEmailChangeConfirmation" which defaults to "true"

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 12:29 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz37830.
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I don't understand this bug. Why is a global configuration needed here?

MZMcBride: Why did you reopen this?

No answer - Setting back to RESOLVED FIXED because that is the status of this request.