Release status: stable
|Description||Allows privileged users to bypass AbuseFilter checks|
|Latest version||1.1.1 (continuous updates)|
|Compatibility policy||Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backwards compatible.|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
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The AbuseFilterBypass extension allows privileged users to skip all AbuseFilters defined and configured in the AbuseFilter extension.
It is primarily intended for wiki farms like Fandom or ShoutWiki, where there is a need to have one user group—
staff for these sites—that is global (shared between all wikis on the farm) and more trusted than individual local wikis' admins.
For a regular single-wiki installation, there is probably no need to install this extension and people who can edit abuse filters can easily edit or disable harmful filters that would unintentionally affect the wiki's admins.
The AbuseFilterBypass extension requires the
AbuseFilterShouldFilterAction hook, which was added to the AbuseFilter extension in commit 7edf12dbc6d9421d668619acd4abfe68af081f41, committed on 13 August 2019 (see phab:T229252).
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'AbuseFilterBypass' );
- Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
The extension adds one new user right,
abusefilter-bypass, which by default is granted to the
staff user group.
(By default, there is no
staff user group in MediaWiki, so if such a group doesn't exist, this extension effectively creates it by giving it the
abusefilter-bypass user right.)
- Extension:StaffPowers — similar extension which makes select users immune to local blocks (so that e.g. local admins cannot block wiki farm staff)