Autoconfirmed users are wiki users who are members of the “Autoconfirmed users” user group. This is a special user group which is allocated automatically based on certain criteria.
The criteria are:
$wgAutoConfirmAge(time (in number of seconds) that an account needs to have existed to qualify)
$wgAutoConfirmCount(number of edits that an account needs to have made to qualify)
What rights autoconfirmed users have is controlled via
By default, autoconfirmed users may:
- Not be affected by IP-based rate limits, i.e. not be considered “newbies” for purposes of
- Edit pages protected as "Allow only autoconfirmed users"
You may override these via $wgGroupPermissions.