Extension:PrivatePageProtection

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PrivatePageProtection
Release status: beta
Implementation User rights , Parser extension
Description Implements per-page access permissions based on user groups
Author(s) Daniel Kinzler (Duesentriebtalk)
Latest version 1.2 (2023-10-14)
MediaWiki 1.39+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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The PrivatePageProtection extension implements a way to restrict access to specific pages using a parser function. Using that parser function, the user groups that should have access to the page can be listed directly in the page.

Usage edit

To restrict access to a page, add this text to the top of the article you want to restrict access to:

{{#allow-groups:sysop}}

would restrict access to the sysop group.

{{#allow-groups:autoconfirmed|emailconfirmed}}

restricts access to members of the autoconfirmed and emailconfirmed groups.

User can not save a page which restricts access to groups the user does not belong to. That is, users can not lock themselves out of pages.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted PrivatePageProtection 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/PrivatePageProtection
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'PrivatePageProtection' );
    
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

See also edit