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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    = <!-- such as en.wikibooks -->
 |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 signing confidentiality agreement[edit]

Certain permissions (notably CheckUser and Oversight) additionally require users to sign a confidentiality agreement. Users requesting these permissions must make a request below, and must also sign the confidentiality agreement with 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:

 and also mistakes. Thank you. 

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.


The temporary sysop flag is going to expire. I would like to extend the flag. Thank you. J.Wong 06:22, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 15 June --Alaa :)..! 07:01, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Alaa , please. --J.Wong 02:13, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 02:17, 16 June 2018 (UTC)


Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2018-12-14. -- --Alaa :)..! 00:59, 14 June 2018 (UTC)


We would like to request permanent admin access for user Pcastellina. His acceptance of my nomination of him can be found in this edit: [3]. Thanks in advance! :) --OosWesThoesBes (talk) 10:24, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Only temporal access is warranted under these circumstances. Ruslik (talk) 18:38, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
Could you please be more specific about what these circumstances mean? Also, this page isn't very clear on when permanent admin access is to be granted. I recall another page was more clear about this, but it doesn't seem to be linked from here. --OosWesThoesBes (talk) 09:28, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Size of the community. Whether it is appropriate to grant permasysop or tempsysop is currently left to Stewards discretion. SH#Administrator and bureaucrat rights. — regards, Revi 12:14, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Alright, in that case, I suggest granting him temporary admin access for a year. --OosWesThoesBes (talk) 08:19, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2019-06-19. Please remember to translate the interface at only and preferably upload images to Wikimedia Commons. To prolong your adminship, please start another election a few days before your temporary access expires, and after a week post your request again to this page. Thanks. Ruslik (talk) 20:33, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! I'll notify the community. --OosWesThoesBes (talk) 08:49, 20 June 2018 (UTC)


My temporary admin access expired for three times. So, after community discussion I would like to request permanent admin access for me. - Satpal Dandiwal (talk) 17:23, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 25 June --Alaa :)..! 23:06, 18 June 2018 (UTC)


Ferdous • 14:23, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Please start a local request first. --MF-W 10:01, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
oh sorry, i forgot to mention "temporary sysop" right. When the community will grow up then we will select a permanent sysop. Thank you. Ferdous • 17:58, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
You still have to open a local discussion first. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:05, 21 June 2018 (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.


Hello! May I request Bureaucrat access for myself on mywiki. Regards, NinjaStrikers «» 04:30, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

No official rule about it, but I think it's worth having multiple stewards look at a request for a first bureaucrat. There are only four local admins and ~120 users with edits in the last month, of which only about 10-20 are very active. That said, there is at least 8 supporting votes from legitimate contributors and the wiki does have multiple permanent admins, so I would be inclined to grant the permissions. There's consensus and enough of a community to monitor the actions. – Ajraddatz (talk) 05:17, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

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.


Ellywa has been appointed as checkuser by the Dutch Wikipedia’s Arbitration Committee. Ellywa already signed the non-confidentiality agreement. Please grant her the checkuser tools, subscribe her to the relevant mailing lists, IRC-channel etc. Many thanks for processing this request. On behalf of the Dutch Wikipedia’s Arbitration Committee. Natuur12 (talk) 00:28, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Speaking out loud mode: rev 51827286 posted by RonnieV who has "arbcom" on user's permission and listed on nlwiki arbcom member list (Arbcom members granted with +25~30 supports from community). User on IN. Granted. @Trijnstel and RadiX should do the CUwiki, ML and IRC. — regards, Revi 01:02, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol wait.svg Doing... RadiX 02:37, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

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.

  • 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.


Please about remove sysop flag for user Che on cs.wikipedia, inactive administrator. I wrote to him, he agree with desysop. --OJJ (talk) 15:05, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:33, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: Thank you. --OJJ (talk) 09:59, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Aiman titi@ar.wikiversity[edit]

Per community consensus--Faisal talk 09:35, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:39, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

User stanko@pl.wikipedia[edit]

Stanko (talk) 19:42, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions --Alaa :)..! 19:43, 21 June 2018 (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]