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|This page in a nutshell: Interface administrators are highly trusted users able to edit all CSS/JS/JSON pages, gadgets, and MediaWiki messages.|
The ability to edit CSS/JS that is executed in other users' browsers is very powerful and extremely dangerous in the hands of a malicious user; interface administrators should be users who are highly trusted, have at least a basic understanding of CSS and JS, are aware of the privacy expectations of Wikimedia wikis, and have a decent understanding of how to secure their account (choosing strong and unique passwords, avoiding malware infection, and preferably using two-factor authentication). The WMF Office requires all interface administrators to use two-factor authentication.
There are currently 14 interface administrators. If you need assistance from an interface administrator, you can make a request at the Interface administrators' noticeboard. Note there is a similiar global group, who may use their access subject to the global rights policy.
Permission should be removed by bureaucrats in the following circumstances:
Any bot operator requesting access for their bot(s) must possess the user right permanently themselves.
All bot operators are urged to enable 2FA for their bot accounts, use OAuth, and create a strong account password for maximum security. Bureaucrats, and BAG, may ask bot operators to enforce these security measures at their discretion.