Auth plugin interface in 2.1.0


I use discourse-mojeid authentication plugin based on OpenIdAuthenticator.

This plugin is not compatible with Discourse 2.1.0 and I want to fix this. I found a commit, which changes the interface (constructor?) of OpenIdAuthenticator, but I cannot find the documentation for this feature.

It seems third string parameter is missing in my discourse-mojeid which should point to some class method. I am not sure what should this parameter do, how should I use it or where to implement this method.

I don’t need any configuration option to enable/disable this plugin. I just want to install it and use it.

Does anyone have an idea?


Anyone has an idea? I would be satisfied for the point to the documentation or usage example. I cannot find any.

The plugin needs to be updated for the changes. If the original developer isn’t maintaining the plugin, you could always create your own fork of it.

OpenIDAuthenticator now requires a third parameter, which should be the site setting corresponding to the auth provider. You can see an example in core (the setting is enable_yahoo_logins):

So the plugin needs to:

  1. Add a site setting, some instructions for this can be found here
  2. Add the name of that site setting as the third parameter to OpenIdAuthenticator

Thank you for the reply. I really appreciate the link I haven’t found before.

I have no problem to fork it. Because, I guess, this plugin is probably used only by us, I have become the maintainer anyway.

Is this enable option really a must? It wasn’t required before and the discussion in the pull request reads:

Changes are 100% backwards compatible, but new features will not work for plugins until they are updated.

The plugin is really simple and I don’t want to complicate it unnecessarily.


Alright @David, it seems I have handled it.

Would you be so kind and take a look at my “fix”? If the implementation at the moment looks like it should?


At a glance that looks good. Technically you do not need client: true on the site setting, but it won’t cause any harm.


I see. Thank you very much!

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