Increasing account creation threshold
There are cases when the Wikimedia Foundation or others will host events that have a tendency of creating a large amount of new account requests during a short window of time from a single IP or a few IPs. The IP can be effectively white listed to be excluded from rate limiting.
This can easily be done if you add an
$wmfThrottlingExceptions array in
$wmgThrottlingExceptions = [ // T185930 'from' => '2018-03-10T11:00:00 -5:00', 'to' => '2018-03-10T16:00:00 -5:00', 'range' => '18.104.22.168', 'dbname' => [ 'enwiki' ], 'value' => 30 // 20 expected ];
IP and dbname values could be scalar values or arrays.
After this a SWAT member must sync the throttle with
After this, if the event is in less than 72 hours, you should delete the memcached key with
mwscript resetAuthenticationThrottle.php --wiki=metawiki --signup --ip 22.214.171.124
The processing logic for
throttle.php is in
If the IP is not known then you can also set
$wgAccountCreationThrottle to a value higher then