wiki issues

Michael Hall mhall119 at
Fri Feb 19 17:11:00 UTC 2016

On 02/19/2016 10:38 AM, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> On 19/02/16 17:32, Walter Lapchynski wrote:
>> So it was brought to my attention by bapoumba that a lot of our
>> [recent wiki spam][1] has been created by a user that does not have a
>> Launchpad account. It seems that as long as there is a valid SSO
>> login, the existence of the LP account doesn't matter. The other thing
>> that is interesting to note is that there is sometimes long gaps
>> between posts on the wiki by this user.
> I believe this is partly due to the changes IS lately did related to
> accounts; I believe you now can get a user ID without linking a
> Launchpad account with your Ubuntu SSO account. (This is intended and
> preferred, FWIW.)

This change happened many years ago, so it's not the immediate cause of
the recent spam.

> This simply means creating the Ubuntu SSO account creation needs to be
> secure in addition to creating a Launchpad account.
> Cheers,
> Pasi

Michael Hall
mhall119 at

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