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Create a Wikimedia Phabricator How-To screencast (05): Create your account using your Wikitech (LDAP) credentials.

completed by: Husun

mentors: Quim Gil, Andre Klapper is a new collaboration platform used by the Wikimedia Community. (Instructions are to be completed, we are focusing on the basics currently). We have , however, wouldn't it be great to just show how to do something, instead of describing it step by step with text only?

Each screencast (see ) video will focus on a single task and aim to have less than 1 minute duration. For the specific single task to cover in your screencast, please see the summary of this GCI task.

No need to agree any script in advance, just look at the written instructions, play around yourself, and record the screencast (preferably in a quiet place so your voice can be heard clearly when you are describing what you are doing in the video). The worst thing that might happen is that we give you feedback and you have to repeat the less-than-a-minute video again.

You will have to upload the screencast to Wikimedia Commons in a free video format - see for more information.

You might need to play a bit with Phabricator first to understand it before you create that screencast - please see the existing written documentation (we also have a test instance of Phabricator, for example).

You also must sign up for "developer access" for this task to be able to show this task: - developer access creates a wikitech account that you can use on the wikitech site and the Gerrit site. That account's username and password is exactly what you enter as "LDAP Username" and "LDAP Password" on the Phabricator frontpage when you want to log in for the first time.

Students are required to read Wikimedia's general instructions at first.