MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: beta
Implementation Data extraction
Description Propagation of change events to a RESTful service
Author(s) EEvans (WMF)talk
Latest version 0.1 (2015-11-19)
MediaWiki 1.27+
PHP 5.4+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgEnableEventBus
  • $wgEventBusMaxBatchByteSize
  • $wgEventBusEnableRunJobAPI
  • $wgEventServiceDefault
  • $wgEventServices
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The EventBus extension propagates state changes (edit, move, delete, revision visibility, etc) to a RESTful event service, providing consumers of the service with the means of tracking changes to MediaWiki content.

Known IssuesEdit

Ideally, this sort of change propagation would be atomic, that is to say, if one of the tracked changes is committed in MediaWiki, the corresponding event is guaranteed to be delivered (even if by eventual consistency). As this extension is hook-based, that is not currently the case; Truly reliable event delivery will likely require something bound to the corresponding database transaction. (tracked in task T120242.)

Download / InstallEdit

The extension can be retrieved directly from Git [?]:

  • Browse code
  • Some extensions have tags for stable releases.
  • Each branch is associated with a past MediaWiki release. There is also a "master" branch containing the latest alpha version (might require an alpha version of MediaWiki).

Extract the snapshot and place it in the extensions/EventBus/ directory of your MediaWiki installation.

If you are familiar with git and have shell access to your server, you can also obtain the extension as follows:

cd extensions/
git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/EventBus.git

  • To enable, add the following code to the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'EventBus' );
  •   Done; Navigate to 'Special:Version' on your wiki, and verify the extension is successfully installed

Run Job REST APIEdit

The Run Job REST API allows you to execute a job using a REST API endpoint. To enable the Run Job REST API on your wiki, configure LocalSettings.php with the $wgEnableRestAPI and $wgEventBusEnableRunJobAPI settings. The Run Job REST API is compatible with MediaWiki 1.34 and later.

Run jobEdit

Route: /eventbus/v0/internal/job/execute

Method: POST

Content-Type: application/json

Submits a job for execution by the event service. This endpoint is released under v0/internal; it should be considered unstable and may change in backwards incompatible ways without notice.

Request example

# Runs the job described in filename.json
curl -X POST -d @filename.json http:/examplewiki.org/w/rest.php/eventbus/v0/internal/job/execute --header "Content-Type:application/json"

Request parameters

Here are the minimum parameters required by the endpoint. The full schema of a job can be found in the mediawiki-event-schemas directory.

parameter required example description
database required enwiki Name of the wiki database
type required deleteJob Type of job
params required
	"namespace": 0,
	"title":  "testing",
	"wikiPageId": 34,
	"reason": "testing delete job",
	"suppress": false,
	"tags": [],
	"logsubtype": "delete"
Parameters that are specific to the job
mediawiki_signature required d8c84b3d6c810c2db6bf1cb74400c25d4bc02d65 The cryptographic signature of the event based on the MediaWiki SecretKey


200 Success
400 Invalid event received
400 Failed creating job from description
403 Missing MediaWiki signature
403 Invalid MediaWiki signature
415 Unsupported Content-Type
423 Wiki is in read-only mode
500 Could not decode the event
500 Internal Server Error
501 Set $wgEventBusEnableRunJobAPI to true

Response schema

key type description


boolean Whether the job succeeded


string A string of the error or empty if there was no error specified


array List of FQCNs (fully-qualified class names) corresponding to any exceptions caught


float Job execution time in milliseconds


Note: For this extension to be useful, you need to be running an event intake service.

To configure the event service, add the following to your LocalSettings.php, (setting the event service name and URL value according to your environment.

$wgEventServices = [
    'eventbus'  => ['url' => 'http://hostname:8888/v1/events', 'timeout' => 10],
    'eventgate' => ['url' => 'http://hostname:8192/v1/events'],
    // ...

API configurationEdit

To enable the Run Job REST API, add the following to your LocalSettings.php.

 * Enable the MediaWiki REST API
 * @see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:REST_API
$wgEnableRestAPI = true;

 * Enable the Run Job REST API
 * @see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:EventBus#Run_Job_REST_API
$wgEventBusEnableRunJobAPI = true;