Depending on the purpose of your wiki, different account creation policies may apply. We will go over the various policies in this blog.
This is MediaWiki default. Everybody is allowed to create accounts.
The feature that allows new visitors to create their accounts is disabled. In this case, accounts can be created:
The feature is available when you use external authentication / authorization system:
There is a special page Special:CreateAccount to register a new user account. It provides a set of fields and controls:
Depending on your wiki configuration, the set of available options may slightly vary, certain restrictions can be imposed on the password length and complexity or characters that can be used in username, etc. Certain configurations may set an email address mandatory and require user email confirmation, or force a CAPTCHA test.
The location of the Create account link is not fixed, different skins can place it in different places. The most common places are:
Check out the other articles on our blog that have information on MediaWiki, Wikibase, and various tutorials/help articles. Also, do not hesitate to contact us with any MediaWiki questions you may have and schedule a free, no-obligation call.
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