MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation User rights
Description Straightforward per-user per-right per-page protection
Author(s) Pavel Astakhov, Sanjay Thiyagarajan (Techwizzietalk)
Maintainer(s) Techwizzietalk
Latest version 1.0
Compatibility policy For every MediaWiki release that is a Long Term Support release there is a corresponding branch in the extension.
MediaWiki 1.38+
Database changes Yes
Tables pagepermissions
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgPagePermissionsRoles
Quarterly downloads 18 (Ranked 124th)
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The PagePermissions extension provides per page access based on default / custom roles set by the wiki administrator. It allows those with the pagepermissions right (administrators by default) to use a wizard-like interface where they could add the list of usernames for each role specified in the configuration.

This extension is based in part on the UserProtect extension.

Features edit

  • Stores its data in the MediaWiki database.
  • Doesn’t disable caching.
  • Has a minimalist interface
  • Adds and removes rights on the fly.
  • Overrides the built-in core per-group protection system with finer per-user protection.

Usage edit

A user with the pagepermissions right is provided with the "Page Permissions" item in the page actions menu. Click it to add or remove allowed restrictions to the current page on per-user basis. Just start typing user names in the appropriate right field seperated by comma (,). Each field allows multiple values. Once you are done, submit the form.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted PagePermissions 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/PagePermissions
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'PagePermissions' );
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Configure as required.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration edit

Parameters edit

Sets which user rights can be modified by the extension. Defaults to:
$wgPagePermissionsRoles = [
	"reader" => ["read"],
	"editor" => ["read", "edit"],
	"manager" => ["read", "edit", "move"],
	"owner" => ["read", "edit", "move", "rollback", "delete", "pagepermissions"]

The extension will work with any MediaWiki core or extension page-related right.

User rights edit

Allows users to use the "PagePermissions" page action in order to add or remove user rights for this page. Defaults to:
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['pagepermissions'] = true;

See also edit