We the Wikimedia Space maintainers are very sorry that new users have to understand How to join Wikimedia Space in order to create their new acount. One day, starting participating here will require just one click or two, relying on your Wikimedia login.
No worries, we will let you know as soon as Wikimedia login is enabled. Meanwhile, if you are technically curious…
To implement Wikimedia login, there are two possible routes that come to mind:
- Using OmniAuth to create a Discourse MediaWiki login plugin, which thanks to the work laid out by others could be a relatively simple task (for a specialized developer).
- Adding OAuth 2.0 support to MediaWiki would be a solid solution, because Discourse supports Single Sign-On via OAuth 2.0. However, this might take time.
In the next days, we are going to explore the situation in both routes.