User group rights

The following is a list of user groups defined on Wikipedia, with the rights associated with each.

Legend:

  • Granted right
  • Revoked right
GroupRights
(all)
  • Change Item terms (labels, descriptions, aliases) (item-term)
  • Change Property terms (labels, descriptions, aliases) (property-term)
  • Create Item redirects (item-redirect)
  • Create Properties (property-create)
  • Create discussion pages (createtalk)
  • Create pages (which are not discussion pages) (createpage)
  • Edit your own preferences (editmyoptions)
  • Edit your own private data (e.g. email address, real name) (editmyprivateinfo)
  • Edit your own watchlist. Note some actions will still add pages even without this right. (editmywatchlist)
  • Merge Items (item-merge)
  • Read pages (read)
  • Use of the write API (writeapi)
  • Use the VIPS scaling test interface Special:VipsTest (vipsscaler-test)
  • View your own private data (e.g. email address, real name) (viewmyprivateinfo)
  • View your own watchlist (viewmywatchlist)
Autoconfirmed users
  • Edit pages protected as "Require autoconfirmed or confirmed access" (editsemiprotected)
  • Not be affected by IP-based rate limits (autoconfirmed)
  • Reset failed or transcoded videos so they are inserted into the job queue again (transcode-reset)
Bots
(list of members)
  • Be treated as an automated process (bot)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require autoconfirmed or confirmed access" (editsemiprotected)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
  • Not be affected by IP-based rate limits (autoconfirmed)
  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)
  • Not have minor edits to discussion pages trigger the new messages prompt (nominornewtalk)
  • Use higher limits in API queries (apihighlimits)
  • Use of the write API (writeapi)
Bureaucrats
(list of members)
  • Edit all user rights (userrights)
  • Not be affected by rate limits (noratelimit)
  • Rename users (renameuser)
Interface administrators
(list of members)
  • Edit other users' CSS files (editusercss)
  • Edit other users' JSON files (edituserjson)
  • Edit other users' JavaScript files (edituserjs)
  • Edit sitewide CSS (editsitecss)
  • Edit sitewide JSON (editsitejson)
  • Edit sitewide JavaScript (editsitejs)
  • Edit the user interface (editinterface)
Suppressors
(list of members)
  • Block a username, hiding it from the public (hideuser)
  • Delete and undelete specific log entries (deletelogentry)
  • Delete and undelete specific revisions of pages (deleterevision)
  • Hide from administrators and restore elements of individual page revisions (suppressrevision)
  • View private logs (suppressionlog)
  • View revisions hidden from any user (viewsuppressed)
Administrators
(list of members)
  • Access to log of two-factor authentication changes (oathauth-view-log)
  • Block a user from sending email (blockemail)
  • Block other users from editing (block)
  • Bypass IP blocks, auto-blocks and range blocks (ipblock-exempt)
  • Change protection levels and edit cascade-protected pages (protect)
  • Create and (de)activate tags (managechangetags)
  • Create new user accounts (createaccount)
  • Delete tags from the database (deletechangetags)
  • Delete pages (delete)
  • Delete pages with large histories (bigdelete)
  • Disable two-factor authentication for a user (oathauth-disable-for-user)
  • Edit other users' JSON files (edituserjson)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require administrator access" (editprotected)
  • Edit pages protected as "Require autoconfirmed or confirmed access" (editsemiprotected)
  • Edit sitewide JSON (editsitejson)
  • Edit the user interface (editinterface)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
  • Import pages from a file upload (importupload)
  • Import pages from other wikis (import)
  • Make string replacements on the entire wiki (replacetext)
  • Mark others' edits as patrolled (patrol)
  • Mark rolled-back edits as bot edits (markbotedits)
  • Mass delete pages (nuke)
  • Merge the history of pages (mergehistory)
  • Move category pages (move-categorypages)
  • Move files (movefile)
  • Move pages (move)
  • Move pages with their subpages (move-subpages)
  • Move root user pages (move-rootuserpages)
  • Not be affected by IP-based rate limits (autoconfirmed)
  • Not be affected by rate limits (noratelimit)
  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)
  • Override files on the shared media repository locally (reupload-shared)
  • Overwrite existing files (reupload)
  • Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page (rollback)
  • Reset failed or transcoded videos so they are inserted into the job queue again (transcode-reset)
  • Search deleted pages (browsearchive)
  • Send a message to multiple users at once (massmessage)
  • Unblock oneself (unblockself)
  • Undelete a page (undelete)
  • Upload files (upload)
  • Use higher limits in API queries (apihighlimits)
  • Verify whether a user has two-factor authentication enabled (oathauth-verify-user)
  • View information about the current transcode activity (transcode-status)
  • View a list of unwatched pages (unwatchedpages)
  • View deleted history entries, without their associated text (deletedhistory)
  • View deleted text and changes between deleted revisions (deletedtext)
Users
(list of members)
  • Add and remove arbitrary tags on individual revisions and log entries (changetags)
  • Apply tags along with one's changes (applychangetags)
  • Create discussion pages (createtalk)
  • Create pages (which are not discussion pages) (createpage)
  • Edit pages (edit)
  • Edit the content model of a page (editcontentmodel)
  • Edit your own user CSS files (editmyusercss)
  • Edit your own user JSON files (editmyuserjson)
  • Edit your own user JavaScript files (editmyuserjs)
  • Edit your own user JavaScript files that are redirects (editmyuserjsredirect)
  • Enable two-factor authentication (oathauth-enable)
  • Mark edits as minor (minoredit)
  • Move category pages (move-categorypages)
  • Move files (movefile)
  • Move pages (move)
  • Move pages with their subpages (move-subpages)
  • Move root user pages (move-rootuserpages)
  • Override files on the shared media repository locally (reupload-shared)
  • Overwrite existing files (reupload)
  • Purge the cache for a page (purge)
  • Read pages (read)
  • Send email to other users (sendemail)
  • Upload files (upload)
  • Use of the write API (writeapi)

Namespace restrictions

NamespaceRight(s) allowing user to edit
MediaWiki
  • Edit the user interface (editinterface)
Gadget
  • Edit gadget JavaScript and CSS pages (gadgets-edit)
Gadget definition
  • Edit gadget definitions (gadgets-definition-edit)