MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Special page
Description Allows easy management of global user rights through Special:GlobalUserrights
Author(s) Mainframe98, Nathaniel Herman (Pinkytalk)
Latest version 1.5.0 (2017-10-02)
MediaWiki 1.15+
Database changes Yes
Tables global_user_groups
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • userrights-global
Quarterly downloads 5 (Ranked 147th)
Public wikis using 1,228 (Ranked 215th)
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The GlobalUserrights extension enables global user groups and allows easy management of them via Special:GlobalUserrights. Global group changes are logged to Special:Log/gblrights (same place CentralAuth would log them). This extension is used in conjunction with $wgSharedDB .

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted GlobalUserrights folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/GlobalUserrights
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'GlobalUserrights' );
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Make sure global_user_groups is a shared table by adding it to $wgSharedTables in LocalSettings.php - e.g.
    $wgSharedTables[] = 'global_user_groups';
  • Be sure to give the userrights-global right to users who need access to Special:GlobalUserRights; by default the staff group has this user right. If you would want to allow administrators to access the special page, you could add the following to the configuration file: $wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['userrights-global'] = true;
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Usage edit

  1. Go to Special:GlobalUserrights
  2. Enter in the user name of the user whose global rights you want to change.
  3. Use the interface to add or remove global groups to/from the user and save.

System messages edit

The following new system messages are defined by this extension:

Message Default value Description
globaluserrights Global User Rights Management Special page title displayed on Special:SpecialPages and on Special:GlobalUserrights
gur-desc Easy global user rights administration Extension description shown on Special:Version
gur-rightslog-name Global rights log Log title for Special:Log/gblrights, the log where global user rights changes are stored. This will also be displayed on the dropdown menu on Special:Log.
gur-rightslog-header This is a log of changes to global rights. Displayed on Special:Log/gblrights, explaining the purpose of that log.
gur-rightslog-entry changed global group membership for $1 from $2 to $3 Log entry generated by this extension when a user's global groups are changed. $1 is the user whose groups were changed, $2 is the array of old groups and $3 is the array of new groups.
logentry-gblrights-rights $1 changed global group membership for $3 from $4 to $5 New style log entry generated by this extension when a user's global groups are changed. $1 is the user who changed the right, $2 is the user's gender, $3 is the user whose groups were changed, $4 is the array of old groups, $5 is the array of new groups and $6 is the gender of the user whose groups where changed.
right-userrights-global Manage global user rights Description of the user right, will be shown on Special:ListGroupRights