Web browser: ---
Bug ID: 58641
Summary: Invalid values in "getCanonicalName"
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Mobile Platform: ---
I'm using the current version of LdapAuthentication in Mediawiki 1.19.9 LTS.
The following problem occured when I tried to block an old user (which had been
created in Mediawiki before we used the extension): Mediawiki asked me if I
really want to block myself. I checked other blocked users and it turned out
that instead of the expired users some other, currently active users could not
So I went on doing some debugging in the php code and I found out that the
problem has its origin in "functions/User.php", more precisely in the function
$name = $wgAuth->getCanonicalName( $t->getText() );
So there the LDAP server is asked for the canonical name of the user and it
seems that it returns incorrect values in a way that confuses mediawiki
extremely. Suddenly a complete different user is used as the "target" of the
I change the line mentioned above to:
$name = $t->getText();
...and now it works for me. I think that the plugin should check for invalid
values coming as result of "getCanonicalName" from the LDAP server and use the
unchecked version "$t->getText();" instead.
You are receiving this mail because:
You are on the CC list for the bug.
Wikibugs-l mailing list