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User rights are permissions (like the ability to edit pages or to block users) that can be assigned to different user groups. MediaWiki ships with a default set of user rights and user groups, but these can be customized. This page explains the default rights and groups and how to customize them.

For information about how to add and remove individual wiki users from groups, see Help:User rights and groups and Manual:Setting user groups in MediaWiki .

Changing group permissions

A default MediaWiki installation assigns certain rights to default groups (see below). You can change the default rights by editing the $wgGroupPermissions array in LocalSettings.php with the syntax.

$wgGroupPermissions['group']['right'] = true /* or false */;
In a default installation $wgGroupPermissions will be set in includes/DefaultSettings.php, but it is not present in LocalSettings.php. You will then need to add it in that file.

If a member has multiple groups, they get all of the permissions from each of the groups they are in. All users, including anonymous users, are in the '*' group; all registered users are in the 'user' group. In addition to the default groups, you can arbitrarily create new groups using the same array.


This example will disable viewing of all pages not listed in $wgWhitelistRead , then re-enable for registered users only:

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['read']    = false;
# The following line is not actually necessary, since it's in the defaults. Setting '*' to false doesn't disable rights for groups that have the right separately set to true!
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['read'] = true;

This example will disable editing of all pages, then re-enable for users with confirmed email addresses only:

# Disable for everyone.
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit']              = false;
# Disable for users, too: by default 'user' is allowed to edit, even if '*' is not.
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['edit']           = false;
# Make it so users with confirmed email addresses are in the group.
$wgAutopromote['emailconfirmed'] = APCOND_EMAILCONFIRMED;
# Hide group from user list.
$wgImplicitGroups[] = 'emailconfirmed';
# Finally, set it to true for the desired group.
$wgGroupPermissions['emailconfirmed']['edit'] = true;

Creating a new group and assigning permissions to it

You can create new user groups by defining permissions for the according group name in $wgGroupPermissions['<group-name>'] where <group-name> is the actual name of the group.

Additionally to assigning permissions, you should create these three wiki pages with fitting content:

  • MediaWiki:Group-<group-name> (content: Name of the group)
  • MediaWiki:Group-<group-name>-member (content: Name of a member of the group)
  • MediaWiki:Grouppage-<group-name> (content: Name of the group page)

By default, bureaucrats can add users to, or remove them from, any group. However, if you are using Manual:$wgAddGroups and Manual:$wgRemoveGroups , you may need to customize those instead.


This example will create an arbitrary “ninja” group that can block users and delete pages, and whose edits are hidden by default in the recent changes log:

$wgGroupPermissions['ninja']['bot']    = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['ninja']['block']  = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['ninja']['delete'] = true;
The group name cannot contain spaces, so use 'random-group' or 'random_group' instead of 'random group'

In this example, you would probably also want to create these pages:

  • MediaWiki:Group-ninja (content: Ninjas)
  • MediaWiki:Group-ninja-member (content: ninja)
  • MediaWiki:Grouppage-ninja (content: Project:Ninjas)

This will ensure that the group will be referred to as “Ninjas” throughout the interface, and a member will be referred to as a “ninja”, and overviews will link the group name to Project:Ninjas.

This example disables write access (page editing and creation) by default, creates a group named “Write”, and grants it write access. Users can be manually added to this group via Special:UserRights:

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createpage'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['edit'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['createpage'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['Write']['edit'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['Write']['createpage'] = true;

In this example, you would probably also want to create these pages:

  • MediaWiki:Group-Write (content: Writers)
  • MediaWiki:Group-Write-member (content: Writer)
  • MediaWiki:Grouppage-Write (content: Project:Write)

Removing predefined groups

MediaWiki out of the box comes with a number of predefined groups. Most of these groups can be removed by unsetting the according array keys, among them $wgGroupPermissions['<group-name>']. For details see below.


This example will eliminate the bureaucrat group entirely. It is necessary to ensure that all six of these variables are unset for any group that one wishes to remove from being listed at Special:ListGroupRights; however, merely unsetting $wgGroupPermissions will suffice to remove it from Special:UserRights. This code should be placed after any require_once lines that add extensions such as Extension:Renameuser containing code that gives bureaucrats group permissions by default.

unset( $wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat'] );
unset( $wgRevokePermissions['bureaucrat'] );
unset( $wgAddGroups['bureaucrat'] );
unset( $wgRemoveGroups['bureaucrat'] );
unset( $wgGroupsAddToSelf['bureaucrat'] );
unset( $wgGroupsRemoveFromSelf['bureaucrat'] );

In some extensions (Flow, Semantic MediaWiki, etc.), rights are added during extension registration or in a registration function. In this case, it could be necessary to use a registration function in LocalSettings.php to remove some predefined user groups:

$wgExtensionFunctions[] = function() use ( &$wgGroupPermissions ) {
    unset( $wgGroupPermissions['oversight'] );
    unset( $wgGroupPermissions['flow-bot'] );

Note on the group called “user”

With the above mechanism, you can remove the groups sysop, bureaucrat and bot, which - if used - can be assigned through the usual user permission system. However, it is currently impossible to remove the user group. This group is not assigned through the usual permission system. Instead, every logged in user automatically is member of that group. This is hardcoded in MediaWiki and currently cannot be changed easily.

List of permissions

The following user rights are available in the latest version of MediaWiki. If you are using an older version, look at “Special:Version” on your wiki and see if your version is covered in the “Versions” column.

Right Description User groups that have this right by default Versions
read Basahin ang mga pahina - when set to false, override for specific pages with $wgWhitelistRead
  Warning: Setting the user right "read" (allow viewing pages) to false will only protect wiki (article, talk, ...) pages, but uploaded files (images, files, docs... in the $wgUploadPath subdirectories) will always remain readable via direct access by default.
Use the information from Manual:Image Authorisation and img_auth.php pages when you have the need to restrict image views and file download access to only logged-in users.
*, user 1.5+
applychangetags Apply tags along with one's changes user 1.25+
autocreateaccount Automatically log in with an external user account - a more limited version of createaccount 1.27+
createaccount Lumikha ng bagong mga account ng tagagamit - register / registration *, sysop 1.5+
createpage Lumikha ng mga pahina (na hindi mga pahina ng usapan) - requires the edit right *, user 1.6+
createtalk Lumikha ng mga pahina ng usapan - requires the edit right *, user 1.6+
edit Baguhin ang mga pahina *, user 1.5+
editsemiprotected Edit pages protected as "Allow only autoconfirmed users" - without cascading protection autoconfirmed, bot, sysop 1.22+
editprotected Baguhin ang mga pahinang nakasanggalang (walang baita-baitang na panananggalang) - without cascading protection sysop 1.13+
minoredit Itatak ang mga pagbabago bilang maliit user 1.6+
move Ilipat ang mga pahina - requires the edit right user, sysop 1.5+
move-categorypages Move category pages - requires the move right user, sysop 1.25+
move-rootuserpages Ilipat ang pinagugatang mga pahina ng tagagamit - requires the move right user, sysop 1.14+
move-subpages Ilipat ang mga pahina kasama ang pahinang nasa ilalim nito - requires the move right user, sysop 1.13+
movefile Ilipat ang mga file - requires the move right and $wgAllowImageMoving to be true user, sysop 1.14+
reupload Patungan ang mayroon nang mga talaksan - requires the upload right user, sysop 1.6+
reupload-own Patungan ang talaksang kinarga ng sarili - requires the upload right (note that this is not needed if the group already has the reupload right) 1.11+
reupload-shared Patungan ang mga talaksan sa binabahaging repositoryo midya sa lokal - (if one is set up) with local files (requires the upload right) user, sysop 1.6+
sendemail Magpadala ng e-liham sa ibang mga tagagamit user 1.16+
upload Mag-upload ng mga file - requires the edit right and $wgEnableUploads to be true user, sysop 1.5+
upload_by_url Magkarga ng isang talaksan mula sa isang adres na URL - requires the upload right (Prior to 1.20 it was given to sysops) 1.8+
bigdelete Burahin ang mga pahinang may malaking mga kasaysayan (as determined by $wgDeleteRevisionsLimit ) sysop 1.12+
block Harangin sa paggawa ng pagbabago ang ibang mga tagagamit - Block options include preventing editing and registering new accounts, and autoblocking other users on the same IP address sysop 1.5+
blockemail Harangin sa pagpapadala ng e-liham ang isang tagagamit - allows preventing use of the Special:Emailuser interface when blocking - requires the block right sysop 1.11+
browsearchive Hanapin ang mga binurang mga pahina - through Special:Undelete sysop 1.13+
changetags Add and remove arbitrary tags on individual revisions and log entries - currently unused by extensions user 1.25+
delete Burahin ang mga pahina 1.5–1.11: allows the deletion or undeletion of pages.
1.12+: allows the deletion of pages. For undeletions, there is now the 'undelete' right, see below
sysop 1.5+
deletedhistory Tingnan ang mga binurang pinasok na kasaysayan, na wala ang kanilang nakakabit na teksto sysop 1.6+
deletedtext Tingnan ang naburang teksto at mga pagbabago sa pagitan ng dalawang mga rebisyon sysop
deletelogentry Burahin at huwag burahin ang partikular na mga lahok sa talaan - allows deleting/undeleting information (action text, summary, user who made the action) of specific log entries - requires the deleterevision right (not available by default) sysop 1.20+
deleterevision Burahin at tanggalin sa pagkabura ang isang partikular na mga pagbabago ng mga pahina - allows deleting/undeleting information (revision text, edit summary, user who made the edit) of specific revisions Split into deleterevision and deletelogentry in 1.20 (not available by default) sysop 1.6+
editcontentmodel Edit the content model of a page user 1.23.7+
editinterface Baguhin ang ugnayang-hangganan ng tagagamit - contains interface messages. For editing sitewide CSS/JSON/JS, there are now segregate rights, see below. sysop, interface-admin 1.5+
editmyoptions Edit your own preferences * 1.22+
editmyprivateinfo Edit your own private data (e.g. email address, real name) * 1.22+
editmyusercss Edit your own user CSS files - prior to 1.31 it was assigned to everyone (i.e. "*") (note that this is not needed if the group already has the editusercss right) user 1.22+
editmyuserjs Edit your own user JavaScript files - prior to 1.31 it was assigned to everyone (i.e. "*") (note that this is not needed if the group already has the edituserjs right) user 1.22+
editmyuserjson Edit your own user JSON files (note that this is not needed if the group already has the edituserjson right) user 1.31+
editmywatchlist Edit your own watchlist. Note some actions will still add pages even without this right. * 1.22+
editsitecss Edit sitewide CSS interface-admin 1.32+
editsitejs Edit sitewide JavaScript interface-admin 1.32+
editsitejson Edit sitewide JSON sysop, interface-admin 1.32+
editusercss Baguhin ang mga talaksang CSS ng ibang mga tagagamit interface-admin 1.16+
edituserjs Baguhin ang mga talaksang JS ng ibang mga tagagamit interface-admin 1.16+
edituserjson Baguhin ang mga talaksang JSON ng ibang mga tagagamit sysop, interface-admin 1.31+
hideuser Harangin ang isang tagagamit, na itinatago mula sa publiko - (not available by default)

Only users with 1000 edits or less can be suppressed by default. Use $wgHideUserContribLimit to disable.

markbotedits Itatak ang mga binalik na mga pagbabago bilang pagbabagong bot - see Manual:Administrators#Rollback sysop 1.12+
mergehistory Pagsanibin ang kasaysayan ng mga pahina sysop 1.12+
pagelang Change page language - $wgPageLanguageUseDB must be true 1.24+
patrol Tatakan bilang napatrolya ang mga pagbabago ng iba - $wgUseRCPatrol must be true sysop 1.5+
patrolmarks Tingnan ang mga kamakailang pagbabagong natatakan bilang napatrolya 1.16+
protect Baguhin ang mga antas ng panananggalang at baguhin ang mga pahinang nakasanggalang sysop 1.5+
rollback Mabilisang pagulungin pabalik sa dati ang mga pagbabago ng huling tagagamit na nagbago ng isang partikular na pahina sysop 1.5+
suppressionlog Tingnan ang pansariling mga pagtatala. 1.6+
suppressrevision Suriing muli at ibalik ang mga pagbabagong itinago mula sa mga Sysop. - Prior to 1.13 this right was named hiderevision (not available by default) 1.6+
unblockself Tanggalin ang pagkakaharang ng kanilang mga sarili - Without it, an administrator that has the capability to block cannot unblock themselves if blocked by another administrator sysop 1.17+
undelete Buhayin muli ang isang pahina - requires the deletedhistory right sysop 1.12+
userrights Baguhin ang lahat ng karapatan ng tagagamit - allows the assignment or removal of all* groups to any user.
*With $wgAddGroups and $wgRemoveGroups you can set the possibility to add/remove certain groups instead of all
bureaucrat 1.5+
userrights-interwiki Baguhin ang karapatan ng mga tagagamit na nasa ibang mga wiki 1.12+
viewmyprivateinfo View your own private data (e.g. email address, real name) * 1.22+
viewmywatchlist View your own watchlist * 1.22+
viewsuppressed View revisions hidden from any user - i.e. a more narrow alternative to "suppressrevision" (note that this is not needed if the group already has the suppressrevision right) 1.24+
autopatrol Kusang tatakan bilang napatrolya ang sariling mga pagbabago - $wgUseRCPatrol must be true bot, sysop 1.9+
deletechangetags Delete tags from the database - currently unused by extensions sysop 1.28+
import Umangkat ng mga pahina mula sa ibang mga wiki - “transwiki” sysop 1.5+
importupload Umangkat ng mga pahina mula sa isang talaksang ikinarga - This right was called 'importraw' in and before version 1.5 sysop 1.5+
managechangetags Create and (de)activate tags - currently unused by extensions sysop 1.25+
siteadmin Ikandado at alisin ang pagkakakandado ng kalipunan ng dato - which blocks all interactions with the web site except viewing. (not available by default) 1.5+
unwatchedpages Tingnan ang isang talaan ng mga pahinang hindi binabantayan - lists pages that no user has watchlisted sysop 1.6+
apihighlimits Gumamit ng mga matataas ng hangganan sa mga pagtatanong sa API bot, sysop 1.12+
autoconfirmed Baguhin ang medyo-nakaprotektang mga pahina - used for the 'autoconfirmed' group, see the other table below for more information autoconfirmed, bot, sysop 1.6+
bot Maging isang awtomatikong proseso - can optionally be viewed bot 1.5+
ipblock-exempt Laktawan ang mga pagharang/paghadlang na pang-IP, kusang pagharang/paghadlang at mga saklaw ng pagharang/paghadlang sysop 1.9+
nominornewtalk Walang maliit na pagbabago sa mga pahina ng usapan na pasimula ang bagong paglitaw ng mga mensahe - requires the minor edit right bot 1.9+
noratelimit Hindi maaapektuhan ng antas ng mga hangganan - not affected by rate limits (prior to the introduction of this right, the configuration variable $wgRateLimitsExcludedGroups was used for this purpose) sysop, bureaucrat 1.13+
override-export-depth Iluwas ang mga pahina na kabilang ang mga pahinang nakakawing magpahanggang sa isang lalim na 5
With this right, you can define the depth of linked pages at Special:Export. Otherwise, the value of $wgExportMaxLinkDepth, which is 0 by default, will be used.
purge Sariwain ang baunan ng sayt para sa isang pahina na walang kumpirmasyon - URL parameter "&action=purge" user 1.10+
suppressredirect Hindi nilikha sa isang pagkarga mula sa lumang pangalan kapag naglipat ng isang pahina bot, sysop 1.12+
writeapi Gamit ng sinulat na API *, user, bot 1.13+
Although these permissions all control separate things, sometimes to perform certain actions you need multiple permissions. For example allowing people to edit but not read pages doesn't make sense, since in order to edit a page you must first be able to read it (Assuming no pages are whitelisted). Allowing uploads but not editing does not make sense, since in order to upload an image you must implicitly create an image description page, etc.

List of groups

The following groups are available in the latest version of MediaWiki. If you are using an older version then some of these may not be implemented.

Group Description Default rights Versions
* all users (including anonymous). createaccount, createpage, createtalk, edit, editmyoptions, editmyprivateinfo, editmywatchlist, read, viewmyprivateinfo, viewmywatchlist, writeapi 1.5+
user registered accounts. applychangetags, changetags, createpage, createtalk, edit, editcontentmodel, editmyusercss, editmyuserjs, editmyuserjson, minoredit, move, move-categorypages, move-rootuserpages, move-subpages, movefile, purge, read, reupload, reupload-shared, sendemail, upload, writeapi
autoconfirmed registered accounts at least as old as $wgAutoConfirmAge and having at least as many edits as $wgAutoConfirmCount . autoconfirmed, editsemiprotected 1.6+
bot accounts with the bot right (intended for automated scripts). autoconfirmed, autopatrol, apihighlimits, bot, editsemiprotected, nominornewtalk, suppressredirect, writeapi 1.5+
sysop users who by default can delete and restore pages, block and unblock users, et cetera. apihighlimits, autoconfirmed, autopatrol, bigdelete, block, blockemail, browsearchive, createaccount, delete, deletedhistory, deletedtext, editinterface, editprotected, editsemiprotected, editsitejson, edituserjson, import, importupload, ipblock-exempt, managechangetags, markbotedits, mergehistory, move, move-categorypages, move-rootuserpages, move-subpages, movefile, noratelimit, patrol, protect, proxyunbannable, reupload, reupload-shared, rollback, suppressredirect, unblockself, undelete, unwatchedpages, upload 1.5+
interface-admin users who can edit sitewide CSS/JS. editinterface, editsitecss, editsitejs, editsitejson, editusercss, edituserjs, edituserjson 1.32+
bureaucrat users who by default can change other users' rights. noratelimit, userrights 1.5+

From MW 1.12, you can create your own groups into which users are automatically promoted (as with autoconfirmed and emailconfirmed) using $wgAutopromote . You can even create any custom group by just assigning rights to them.

Default rights

The default rights are defined in DefaultSettings.php .

Adding new rights

Information for coders only follows.

If you're adding a new right in core, for instance to control a new special page, you are required to add it to the list of available rights in User.php , $mCoreRights (example). If you're doing so in an extension , you instead need to use $wgAvailableRights .

You probably also want to assign it to some user group by editing $wgGroupPermissions described above.

If you want this right to be accessible to external applications by OAuth  or by bot passwords, then you will need to add it to a grant by editing $wgGrantPermissions .

// create ninja-powers right
$wgAvailableRights[] = 'ninja-powers';

//add ninja-powers to the ninja-group
$wgGroupPermissions['ninja']['ninja-powers'] = true;

//add ninja-powers to the 'basic' grant so we can use our ninja powers over an API request
$wgGrantPermissions['basic']['ninja-powers'] = true;

You also need to add right-[name] and action-[name] interface messages to /languages/i18n/en.json (with documentation in qqq.json). The right-* messages can be seen on Special:ListGroupRights and the action-* messages are used in a sentence like "You do not have permission to ...".

See also