I’m happy to announce the successful deployment of the new identity system in KDE, codename MyKDE. The new identity system is now available in my.kde.org. You should be able to login into the my.kde.org website with your normal KDE credential.
For the moment, only the wikis are using MyKDE but in the coming months this should change with more and more services switching to MyKDE. I will let you all know of the progress of the migration.
Why the move?
identity.kde.org is using OpenLDAP for user management with a small PHP frontend allowing the account creation. And we had the following problems with it:
- Account removal is hard, requiring significant manual intervention and effort (several hours work in some instances)
- Account registration takes 30 seconds or more to complete, creating a poor user experience
- Groups don’t scale effectively
- Anti-spam measures are too crude
More on that in T8449
Will my data be migrated?
Yes, your data are migrated just by login into MyKDE once. This will migrate all your group membership (KDE developer, Akademy Team, …), personal data and password.
For users who didn’t log into MyKDE during the migration period. If you are a KDE developer or KDE e.V. member, your account will be imported as a disabled account and you will need to ask sysadmins to enabled it. For the rest of the users of identity.kde.org who don’t have a membership to groups, your account will be removed. We think this is the best solution because there is no need to store personal information that we don’t need from users who don’t use the system anymore. If you want to conserve your account (and username), please log at least once. We will send periodic emails reminding you of migrating your account.
How do I register a new account in MyKDE?
For the moment the possibility of registering a new account is disabled in MyKDE and the only possibility is to create an identity.kde.org account and then migrate your account. This is due to the fact we don’t want some accounts existing only in MyKDE. This will naturally change when we migrate fully to MyKDE.
How to I collect a badge?
MyKDE has the possibility to grant badges to users. For the moment there is only one badge enabled: KDE developer. This badge is given to every KDE developer and is displayed on their public profile (if enabled). When the new Season of KDE website will be deployed, it will be also possible to have an SoK mentor and SoK mentee badge.
I’m interested in ideas of new badges (and badge designs), so please let me know if you have a genius idea that doesn’t gamify KDE contribution (e.g no made 100/1000/10 000 commits badge).
Note that you are in control of that badge get displayed.
What is the public profile functionality?
One of the new features of MyKDE is the possibility to have a public profile. This public profile is opt-in, so you need to explicitly enable it to make it work and it can display a small bio, your avatar, name, username, social network account, Liberapay account, and badges earned.
This is for example how it looks for me