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This page is for requests to have stewards grant or revoke administrator, bureaucrat, checkuser, and oversight rights on Wikimedia projects which do not have a local permissions procedure.

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  • If you are requesting adminship or bureaucratship, and your wiki has a local bureaucrat, submit your request to that user or to the relevant local request page (index).
  • For urgent requests, such as to combat large-scale vandalism on a small wiki, contact a steward in the #wikimedia-stewardsconnect IRC channel. In emergencies, type !steward in the channel to get the attention of stewards. Otherwise, you can type @steward for non-urgent help.

Other than requests to remove your own access or emergencies, please only make requests here after gaining the on-wiki approval of your local community.

Quick navigation: Administrator | Bureaucrat | CheckUser | Oversight | Removal of access | Miscellaneous | Global permissions | Unexpired temporary access

Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests

Using this page[edit]

1. Place the following code at the bottom of the appropriate section below:

==== User name@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    =
 |user name =
(your remarks) ~~~~

2. Fill in the values:

  • domain: the wiki's URL domain (like "ex.wikipedia" or "meta.wikimedia").
  • user name: the name of the user whose rights are to be changed (like "Exampleuser"). In case you're requesting access for multiple bots, leave this field blank and give a list of these bots in your remarks
  • discussion: a link to the local vote or discussion about the rights change (for example, "[[ex:Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship#ExampleUser]]").

3. If anything is missing from your request, a steward will request more information.

Confirmation of identity[edit]

Certain permissions (notably CheckUser and Oversight) additionally require users to confirm their identity. Users requesting these permissions must make a request below, and must also submit the relevant identification to the Wikimedia Foundation. The request is placed on hold temporarily, until the receipt has been formally confirmed by the Office.


COPY THE FOLLOWING CODE to the bottom of the appropriate section below:

==== Username@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    =
 |user name =

Administrator access[edit]

See administrator for information about this user group.

  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at Please do not request administrator access solely for that purpose; your request will be declined.

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests. Approved temporary access requests are listed at SRAT. Requests are moved to that page by a bot.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

For permanent adminship, please provide a link to the local community approval. For temporary adminship please state for how long and for which tasks you need it, and link to a local announcement.


Hi, I'm Omshivaprakash from Kannada wiki community. We have lack of admins and bureaucrats on Kannada Wiki projects. I have self nominated and the community also supports me to be the active sysop due to my technical and policy level support I extend along with regular editing. I here by request Stewards to grant me the permission. Thanks in advance. Omshivaprakash (talk) 02:55, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 18 April which is seven days after nomination process.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:35, 15 April 2015 (UTC)


I've been an administrator of Persian Wikibooks for more than one year. Now, I'm asking for prolongation of my access for one more year. As the only very active user there, I need the access for helping the community.--Doostdar (talk) 17:45, 17 April 2015 (UTC)--Doostdar (talk) 17:45, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

On hold til the 24th, one week from when the local discussion was started. Ajraddatz (talk) 03:30, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access[edit]

See bureaucrat for information about this user group.
  • In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

CheckUser access[edit]

See CheckUser policy for information about this user group and the policy governing the use of this tool.
  • To request CheckUser information, see Steward requests/Checkuser. This is the place to request CheckUser access.
  • Temporary CheckUser access is not permitted and temporary access is only used by stewards.

  • Stewards: Before granting this permission to a user, please check the current policy and make sure that the user has identified to the Wikimedia Foundation. An email template is available for requesting new users to identify. Breaching these rules may be the cause for removing your steward access.

Oversight access[edit]

See Oversight policy for information about this user group and the policy governing the use of this tool.
  • To request to have content oversighted, ask for a steward in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect and contact a steward privately. This section is for requesting access to the Oversight tool.
  • For contact details about oversighters across the wikis, refer to this page.
  • Note that temporary Oversight access is not permitted and temporary status is only used by stewards.

  • Stewards: Before granting this permission to a user, please check the current policy and make sure that the user has identified to the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • When a new user is assigned to this group, please add them to this list.

Removal of access[edit]

  • If you're requesting the removal of your own permissions, make sure you're logged in to your account. If you have multiple flags, specify which you want removed. Stewards may delay your request a short time to ensure you have time to rethink your request (see previous discussion on 24 hour delays); the rights will not be restored by stewards once they are removed.
  • To request the removal of another user's permissions, you must gain consensus on the local wiki first. When there is community consensus that the user's access should be removed, a trusted user from that wiki should provide a link here to the discussion, a brief explanation of the reason for the request, and summarize the results of discussion. However, as bureaucrats of some wikis may remove users from the administrator or bureaucrat group, please see also a separate list of these specific wikis.
  • See the instructions above for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.


According to the local rules on the Dutch Wikipedia, the adminship of every administrator is evaluated each year. In the last round of these confirmations, they need to attain a level of support of at least 75%. Effeietsanders didn't achieve this level of support, so his admin and bureaucrat permissions should be removed. Thanks, Mathonius (talk) 22:35, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done both flags removed. Thanks for their service. --Stryn (talk) 06:28, 16 April 2015 (UTC)


Please remove my admin rights...Sicherlich Post 05:29, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

On hold for a day as per standard practice -- Taketa (talk) 05:37, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, thanks for your service, einsbor talk 06:45, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you :) ...Sicherlich Post 07:29, 17 April 2015 (UTC)


Due to Tempodivalse's inactivity for more than one year, I opened a request to remove his admin and crat rights on simpleWT. After a considerable time no more comments have been made and all comments are in favour. I've locally removed the admin flag already and request now the removal of the crat flag. Thanks! -Barras talk 18:37, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Done, thanks for his past service. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:40, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests[edit]

Requests for permissions that don't fit in other sections belong here. Importer rights can be granted on most wikis by stewards only. Please gain local community consensus before posting a new section here.

Note that the following types of permissions requests belong on separate pages:

  • SRB — Local or global bot status
  • SRGP — Global permissions

See also[edit]