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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 accounts (such as choosing strong and unique passwords and avoiding malware infection). The WMF Office requires all interface administrators to use two-factor authentication.
There are currently 15 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 required to enable 2FA for their bot accounts, create a strong account password, and are strongly urged to use OAuth for maximum security. Bureaucrats, and BAG, may ask bot operators to enforce these security measures at their discretion.