On 05/09/2017 04:29 PM, Martin Kosek wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> As some of you noticed, FreeIPA wiki authentication via OpenID was
> broken in the last days. I suspect (but did get reply from Patrick who
> running the Fedora infra yet) that it was caused by Fedora moving to
> mode modern authentication protocol, i.e. from OpenID to OpenID Connect
> (OIDC):
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/Authentication
> 
> Unfortunately, I cannot make the OIDC login for our current FreeIPA
> instance available, given that our wiki runs on OpenShift v2 which uses
> PHP 5.3.3 cartridge, which can get us only as far as to Mediawiki 1.26.
> OIDC mediawiki authentication plugin is supported from 1.27 forward.
> 
> So the wiki needs to be either:
> - migrated to newer PHP cartridge on current Red Hat OpenShift v2 instance
> - migrated to OpenShift v3 (preferred)
> to unblock us from this situation and get to proper OIDC authentication.
> 
> However, this will need more time and preparation (which I do not even
> have right now). For now, I simply disabled OpenID authentication in our
> wiki and enabled password logins again! Anonymous account creation is
> disabled to avoid spammers. However, given that we now enforce people to
> be in a special group (editors) to fight the spammers, there is actually
> no big functionality lost in this, except having to use yet another
> password.
> 
> To summarize, if you want to access the wiki again, please use the
> password you may have had before we migrated to Fedora OpenID. If you do
> not have the password yet, you should be able to simply reset it before
> logging in and you should get an email (the mail part did not work for
> martbab this afternoon, though). In the worst case, I can reset the
> password for you, just shoot me an email.

After finally reaching Patrick, I found out that Fedora still supports
plain OpenID and it was likely just some interim error. I thus reverted
the patch for simple password login and re-enabled OpenID logins again.

Still, current situation with FreeIPA.org mediawiki version stays, we
will be unable to upgrade the wiki or most of it's plugins until we move
to a newer OpenShift instance.

Martin

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