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User group rights

The following is a list of user groups defined on Wikipedia, with the rights associated with each.

Legend:

  • Granted right
  • Revoked right
GroupRights
(all)
  • Create discussion pages (createtalk)
  • Create new user accounts (createaccount)
  • Edit pages (edit)
  • Edit your own preferences (editmyoptions)
  • Edit your own private data (e.g. email address, real name) (editmyprivateinfo)
  • Edit your own watchlist. Note some actions will still add pages even without this right. (editmywatchlist)
  • Merge their account (centralauth-merge)
  • Read pages (read)
  • Use of the write API (writeapi)
  • Use the VIPS scaling test interface Special:VipsTest (vipsscaler-test)
  • View abuse filters (abusefilter-view)
  • View detailed abuse log entries (abusefilter-log-detail)
  • View the abuse log (abusefilter-log)
  • View your own private data (e.g. email address, real name) (viewmyprivateinfo)
  • View your own watchlist (viewmywatchlist)
Edit filter managers
(list of members)
  • Add and remove arbitrary tags on individual revisions and log entries (changetags)
  • Create and (de)activate tags (managechangetags)
  • Enable two-factor authentication (oathauth-enable)
  • Manage edit filters (abusefilter-modify)
Edit filter helpers
(list of members)
  • View abuse filters marked as private (abusefilter-view-private)
  • View the spam blacklist log (spamblacklistlog)
Account creators
(list of members)
  • Create accounts with names similar to existing usernames (override-antispoof)
  • Not be affected by rate limits (noratelimit)
  • Override the username blacklist (tboverride-account)
Autoconfirmed users
  • Create pages in the main namespace (createpagemainns)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require autoconfirmed or confirmed access" (editsemiprotected)
  • Have one's own revisions automatically marked as "accepted" (autoreview)
  • Move pages (move)
  • Move pages under pending changes (movestable)
  • Not be affected by IP-based rate limits (autoconfirmed)
  • Overwrite existing files (reupload)
  • Perform CAPTCHA-triggering actions without having to go through the CAPTCHA (skipcaptcha)
  • Reset failed or transcoded videos so they are inserted into the job queue again (transcode-reset)
  • Save books as community page in the book namespace (collectionsaveascommunitypage)
  • Save books as user page (collectionsaveasuserpage)
  • Upload files (upload)
  • View detailed abuse log entries (abusefilter-log-detail)
Autopatrolled
(list of members)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
Bots
(list of members)
  • Add and remove arbitrary tags on individual revisions and log entries (changetags)
  • Be treated as an automated process (bot)
  • Bypass IP blocks, auto-blocks and range blocks (ipblock-exempt)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require autoconfirmed or confirmed access" (editsemiprotected)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require extended confirmed access" (extendedconfirmed)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
  • Have one's own revisions automatically marked as "accepted" (autoreview)
  • Not be affected by IP-based rate limits (autoconfirmed)
  • Not be affected by rate limits (noratelimit)
  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)
  • Not have minor edits to discussion pages trigger the new messages prompt (nominornewtalk)
  • Perform CAPTCHA-triggering actions without having to go through the CAPTCHA (skipcaptcha)
  • Use higher limits in API queries (apihighlimits)
  • Use of the write API (writeapi)
Bureaucrats
(list of members)
Checkusers
(list of members)
  • Check the IP addresses and other information of user accounts; see Wikipedia:CheckUser. (checkuser)
  • Enable two-factor authentication (oathauth-enable)
  • Search deleted pages (browsearchive)
  • View abuse filters marked as private (abusefilter-view-private)
  • View deleted history entries, without their associated text (deletedhistory)
  • View deleted text and changes between deleted revisions (deletedtext)
  • View private data in the abuse log (abusefilter-private)
  • View the AbuseFilter private details access log (abusefilter-private-log)
  • View the checkuser log (checkuser-log)
Confirmed users
(list of members)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require autoconfirmed or confirmed access" (editsemiprotected)
  • Have one's own revisions automatically marked as "accepted" (autoreview)
  • Move pages (move)
  • Move pages under pending changes (movestable)
  • Not be affected by IP-based rate limits (autoconfirmed)
  • Overwrite existing files (reupload)
  • Perform CAPTCHA-triggering actions without having to go through the CAPTCHA (skipcaptcha)
  • Save books as community page in the book namespace (collectionsaveascommunitypage)
  • Save books as user page (collectionsaveasuserpage)
  • Upload files (upload)
  • View detailed abuse log entries (abusefilter-log-detail)
Copyright violation bots
(list of members)
  • Tag pages in the Special:NewPagesFeed as likely copyright violations, through the pagetriage-tagcopyvio API (pagetriage-copyvio)
Event coordinators
(list of members)
Extended confirmed users
(list of members)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require extended confirmed access" (extendedconfirmed)
Page movers
(list of members)
  • Move pages (move)
  • Move pages with their subpages (move-subpages)
  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)
File movers
(list of members)
  • Move files (movefile)
Founder
(list of members)
  • Edit all user rights (userrights)
Importers
(list of members)
  • Import pages from a file upload (importupload)
  • Import pages from other wikis (import)
Interface administrators
(list of members)
  • Edit other users' CSS files (editusercss)
  • Edit other users' JSON files (edituserjson)
  • Edit other users' JavaScript files (edituserjs)
  • Edit sitewide CSS (editsitecss)
  • Edit sitewide JSON (editsitejson)
  • Edit sitewide JavaScript (editsitejs)
  • Edit the user interface (editinterface)
  • Enable two-factor authentication (oathauth-enable)
IP block exemptions
(list of members)
  • Bypass IP blocks, auto-blocks and range blocks (ipblock-exempt)
  • Bypass automatic blocks of Tor exit nodes (torunblocked)
Mass message senders
(list of members)
  • Send a message to multiple users at once (massmessage)
Oversighters
(list of members)
  • Block a username, hiding it from the public (hideuser)
  • Delete and undelete specific log entries (deletelogentry)
  • Delete and undelete specific revisions of pages (deleterevision)
  • Enable two-factor authentication (oathauth-enable)
  • Hide entries in the abuse log (abusefilter-hide-log)
  • Hide from administrators and restore elements of individual page revisions (suppressrevision)
  • Search deleted pages (browsearchive)
  • View abuse filters marked as private (abusefilter-view-private)
  • View deleted history entries, without their associated text (deletedhistory)
  • View deleted text and changes between deleted revisions (deletedtext)
  • View hidden abuse log entries (abusefilter-hidden-log)
  • View private logs (suppressionlog)
New page reviewers
(list of members)
  • Mark others' edits as patrolled (patrol)
Researchers
(list of members)
  • Search deleted pages (browsearchive)
  • Use higher limits in API queries (apihighlimits)
  • View deleted history entries, without their associated text (deletedhistory)
Pending changes reviewers
(list of members)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require autoconfirmed or confirmed access" (editsemiprotected)
  • Have one's own revisions automatically marked as "accepted" (autoreview)
  • Mark revisions as being "accepted" (review)
  • Not be affected by IP-based rate limits (autoconfirmed)
Rollbackers
(list of members)
  • Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page (rollback)
Stewards
(list of members)
  • Edit all user rights (userrights)
  • Not be affected by rate limits (noratelimit)
Administrators
(list of members)
  • Add and remove arbitrary tags on individual revisions and log entries (changetags)
  • Block a user from sending email (blockemail)
  • Block other users from editing (block)
  • Bypass IP blocks, auto-blocks and range blocks (ipblock-exempt)
  • Change protection levels and edit cascade-protected pages (protect)
  • Configure how the latest accepted revision is selected and displayed (stablesettings)
  • Create accounts with names similar to existing usernames (override-antispoof)
  • Create and (de)activate tags (managechangetags)
  • Create new user accounts (createaccount)
  • Delete tags from the database (deletechangetags)
  • Delete and undelete specific log entries (deletelogentry)
  • Delete and undelete specific revisions of pages (deleterevision)
  • Delete pages (delete)
  • Disable global blocks locally (globalblock-whitelist)
  • Edit other users' JSON files (edituserjson)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require administrator access" (editprotected)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require autoconfirmed or confirmed access" (editsemiprotected)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require extended confirmed access" (extendedconfirmed)
  • Edit protected templates (templateeditor)
  • Edit sitewide JSON (editsitejson)
  • Edit the content model of a page (editcontentmodel)
  • Edit the user interface (editinterface)
  • Enable two-factor authentication (oathauth-enable)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
  • Have one's own revisions automatically marked as "accepted" (autoreview)
  • Import pages from other wikis (import)
  • Manipulate JsonConfig via API (jsonconfig-flush)
  • Mark others' edits as patrolled (patrol)
  • Mark revisions as being "accepted" (review)
  • Mark rolled-back edits as bot edits (markbotedits)
  • Mass delete pages (nuke)
  • Merge the history of pages (mergehistory)
  • Move category pages (move-categorypages)
  • Move files (movefile)
  • Move pages (move)
  • Move pages under pending changes (movestable)
  • Move pages with their subpages (move-subpages)
  • Move root user pages (move-rootuserpages)
  • Not be affected by IP-based rate limits (autoconfirmed)
  • Not be affected by rate limits (noratelimit)
  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)
  • Override files on the shared media repository locally (reupload-shared)
  • Override the title or username blacklist (tboverride)
  • Overwrite existing files (reupload)
  • Perform CAPTCHA-triggering actions without having to go through the CAPTCHA (skipcaptcha)
  • Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page (rollback)
  • Reset failed or transcoded videos so they are inserted into the job queue again (transcode-reset)
  • Revert all changes by a given abuse filter (abusefilter-revert)
  • Search deleted pages (browsearchive)
  • Send a message to multiple users at once (massmessage)
  • Unblock oneself (unblockself)
  • Undelete a page (undelete)
  • Upload files (upload)
  • Use higher limits in API queries (apihighlimits)
  • View information about the current transcode activity (transcode-status)
  • View a list of unwatched pages (unwatchedpages)
  • View abuse filters marked as private (abusefilter-view-private)
  • View deleted history entries, without their associated text (deletedhistory)
  • View deleted text and changes between deleted revisions (deletedtext)
  • View detailed abuse log entries (abusefilter-log-detail)
  • View title blacklist log (titleblacklistlog)
  • Add groups: Edit filter managers, Edit filter helpers, Account creators, Autopatrolled, Confirmed users, Event coordinators, File movers, Pending changes reviewers, Rollbackers, Template editors, Mass message senders, Extended confirmed users, Page movers, New page reviewers and IP block exemptions
  • Remove groups: Rollbackers, Account creators, Edit filter managers, Edit filter helpers, Autopatrolled, Confirmed users, Pending changes reviewers, File movers, Template editors, Mass message senders, Extended confirmed users, Page movers, New page reviewers, Event coordinators and IP block exemptions
Template editors
(list of members)
  • Edit protected templates (templateeditor)
  • Override the title or username blacklist (tboverride)
Transwiki importers
(list of members)
  • Import pages from other wikis (import)
Users
(list of members)
  • Apply tags along with one's changes (applychangetags)
  • Create discussion pages (createtalk)
  • Create pages (which are not discussion pages) (createpage)
  • Edit pages (edit)
  • Edit your own user CSS files (editmyusercss)
  • Edit your own user JSON files (editmyuserjson)
  • Edit your own user JavaScript files (editmyuserjs)
  • Manage OAuth grants (mwoauthmanagemygrants)
  • Mark edits as minor (minoredit)
  • Move category pages (move-categorypages)
  • Move root user pages (move-rootuserpages)
  • Overwrite existing files uploaded by oneself (reupload-own)
  • Purge the site cache for a page without confirmation (purge)
  • Read pages (read)
  • Save books as user page (collectionsaveasuserpage)
  • Send email to other users (sendemail)
  • Use of the write API (writeapi)
  • View the spam blacklist log (spamblacklistlog)

Namespace restrictions

NamespaceRight(s) allowing user to edit
MediaWiki
  • Edit the user interface (editinterface)
Gadget
  • Edit gadget JavaScript and CSS pages (gadgets-edit)
Gadget definition
  • Edit gadget definitions (gadgets-definition-edit)