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Note: not functional in CommonsEdit

This was transwikied from en:Module:Authority control.

Most functionality depends on Wikidata. As Wikidata isn't available yet on Commons, only locally added data is visible. --  Docu  at 08:19, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

I know, I am getting ready. I might replace the current template and disable the wikidata part for time being. --Jarekt (talk) 03:01, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Synching with Wikisource?Edit

Even though this isn't active yet, do you want new authorities added here when they are added at Wikisource? I've been updating the Wikisource version with authority control from Wikidata and there are quite a few more now. If so, I was wondering if I should add stuff here and you can delete/comment out the bits you don't want or should I propose additions somewhere? Also, are you only interested in authority control for people? (Wikisource's version technically covers books and subjects as well, although those aren't fully implemented in practice.) - AdamBMorgan (talk) 00:57, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Feel free to add any IDs used on Wikidata. --Jarekt (talk) 01:16, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Error messageEdit

See error message her and other places: Lua error in Module:Authority_control at line 267: attempt to index local 'P' (a nil value). -- Geagea (talk) 23:25, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for heads up. I forgot to update Module:Authority control/conf with the latest update. --Jarekt (talk) 02:56, 13 July 2016 (UTC)


The Russian State Library is abbreviated as "RLS" instead of "RSL" (e.g. in Category:Nickolay Fedorovich Arendt). Fix, please. -- Sergey kudryavtsev (talk) 08:23, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

  Done and   Thank you. --Jarekt (talk) 12:45, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

ORCID - httpsEdit

Please convert ORCID links to use https instead of http. Andy Mabbett (talk) 13:14, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

  Done did this and a lot of other updates --Jarekt (talk) 17:02, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata Qid - the only identifier linked but not displayedEdit

For all identifiers linked by the template, except Wikidata, the name and the identifier is shown. For Wikidata only the Wikidata logo is shown. Is it possible to display at least the Qid? 12:46, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

  Support --Marsupium (talk) 12:20, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Please consider HTTPS for GND linksEdit

From what it appears, accessing a URL of the form$1 generates a 301 (Moved Permanently) redirect to an HTTPS version of the URL which then generates two additional redirects to other HTTPS URLs. For example, accessing generates a 301 redirect to which generates a 303 redirect to which generates a 302 redirect to As such, it would seem useful to have the Authority control module generate GND links of the form$1 in order to reduce the number of redirects and, more importantly, to provide increased privacy and security for users. Thanks. --Gazebo (talk) 07:16, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

@Jarekt: Any thoughts on this? --Gazebo (talk) 01:38, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
Gazebo, all the links used by the template are cashed versions of what is found on Wikidata (page Module:Authority control/conf is automatically generated and copied from Template:Authority control/IdentifierList which pulls the data from Wikidata) in case of GND the link is stored and copied from d:Property:P227. So the best thing would be to propose the change there, and once it is changed ping me here and I will refresh it. I prefer if you change it there, because I do not know much about those redirects. --Jarekt (talk) 01:53, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
@Jarekt: The Wikidata entry for GND IDs has been updated and the GND link on Template:Authority control/IdentifierList now uses HTTPS. --Gazebo (talk) 10:29, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Gazebo, I regenerated Module:Authority control/conf and GND's http->https was the only thing that changed. Thanks for getting that fixed on Wikidata. --Jarekt (talk) 13:02, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Update from enwikiEdit

Please update from enwiki Capankajsmilyo (talk) 07:45, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Capankajsmilyo, This template is not a copy of anything from enwiki. What functionality are you looking for that is missing? --Jarekt (talk) 13:00, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
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