|For legal and security reasons, the Wikimedia Foundation has decided to require two-factor authentication for this role.|
Interface administrators are the only users with the ability to edit sitewide CSS and JS pages (such as MediaWiki:Common.js, MediaWiki:Vector.css, interface messages which are interpreted as raw HTML, or the gadget pages listed on Special:Gadgets), and other users' personal CSS/JS pages. JS and CSS pages are executed by the browser of wiki editors and readers as code, which can be used to change how content is styled, change the behavior of pages or even create highly complex tools such as wikEd.
Interface administrators can also edit other users' personal JSON pages and all pages in the MediaWiki namespace. These abilities are less dangerous and shared with other user groups.
- You can see the list of current interface administrators by going to Special:ListUsers/interface-admin on your wiki.
- If your wiki does not have bureaucrats, requests for interface administrator permission should be made on Steward requests/Permissions.
- If your wiki does not have interface administrators, request for interface administrator help, such as editing a CSS/JS page, should be made on Steward requests/Miscellaneous.