Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2023/10/10

Logging in

When you need to log in to access a wiki page, you'll see the following form:


Forgot Username

If you forgot your username, you can retrieve it by clicking on the "Forgot your username?" link:


Then, you'll need to indicate the email address for your user and you'll be emailed your username (the mail template can be customized).


Forgot Password

If you forgot your password, you can reset it by clicking on the "Forgot your password?" link:


Then, you'll need to indicate your username and if you had an email address set for your user, you'll receive a email with a link to set a new password (the mail template can be customized).


Authentication Mechanisms

XWiki Standard embeds several authentication mechanisms by default:

  • Form authentication
  • Basic authentication

In addition XWiki allows you to create your own authentication extension in order to integrate with any custom mechanism you might be using already (SSO, etc).

Additional authenticators are available as extensions on

Note that several extensions are not yet categorized in the authenticator category on and this is why they don't appear in the list above. For the moment, here's  list of all extensions having "Authenticator" in the name:

For more details on how to configure authentication check the Authentication page of the Administration Guide.

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