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User Access: $wgGroupsAddToSelf
Use this to allow users to add themselves to specified groups via Special:Userrights.
Introduced in version:1.12.0 (r29765)
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:(array)
Default value:[]

DetailsEdit

$wgGroupsAddToSelf allows users to add themselves userrights.

MediaWiki version: 1.14

The syntax since 1.14 is:

$wgGroupsAddToSelf['sysop'][] = 'bot'; // administrators can add themselves to bot group: $wgGroupsAddToSelf['sysop'] = array( 'bot' );
MediaWiki versions: 1.12 – 1.13

The syntax of MW 1.12 - 1.13 is:

$wgGroupsAddToSelf = array( 'group1', 'group2', '...' );

Changes in 1.14.0Edit

In r39368, the way this variable works was changed. Before, it allowed every user to add those groups to themselves, now it can be filtered on a per-group basis.

The new syntax is $wgGroupsAddToSelf['group1'] = array( 'group2', 'group3' ); which allows any user in the group "group1" to add the groups "group2" and "group3" to themselves. The old syntax will still work for allowing every user to add groups to themselves, but it is recommended that you use $wgGroupsAddToSelf['user'] = array( 'group1', 'group2' ); instead.

You may use $wgGroupsAddToSelf['group'] = true; to allow users in that group to add every group to themselves.

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