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Document current MediaWiki PHP authn stack
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Create a wiki page documenting the data flow and code components touched by authenticating to MediaWiki starting from the username/password entry and following through to a valid session. The documentation should include analysis of:

Key points to capture:

  • Hooks used
  • High level summary of activity performed by hooks
  • "Tricks" used to work around poorly exposed or unexposed features in the core stack

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My initial and completely un-organized notes are at It only covers the GUI login process (haven't gotten to API), and only covers extensions that directly hook into the login process.

I think this is done at this point?