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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.

Benoit Rochon@atj.wikipedia[edit]

Hello. Wikipetcia Atikamekw (atj:Otitikowin) just got out from the incubator, where I was a test-admin for several months. StevenJ81 put me sysop on the new wiki (atj:User:Benoit Rochon), which is ending in 3 days. But I would like to know if I can be sysop again for another 6 months, until the new Wiki community gets organized better.
While we are there, we started a vote for new sysops on atj.wp a week ago and there are two persons that are elected: atj:User:Nehirowisiw and atj:User:Bilbo40. Is it possible to grant them at the same time? We plan that I will train them Wednesday 28th. Thank you in advance. Benoit Rochon (talk) 14:04, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
For the record, I did not do that, because I am not a steward and do not have those rights. MF-Warburg did that. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:33, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Also for the record, User:Nehirowisiw and User:Benoit Rochon were both test-admins on the project at Incubator, so have some experience using the mop. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:40, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
You need to make a request for adminship on the wiki for yourself as well. I created separate section for the other two candidates below. --MF-W 15:38, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you MF-W. But I don't want to become permanent admin, neither I want to ask the local community to vote on my case. Only thing is that new namespaces just kicked in few hours ago, and there's a lot of cleaning that need to be done... and I only have 2 days left on the initial sysop, would it be possible to extend for at least couple weeks ? Best, Benoit Rochon (talk) 20:43, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
(stalker) @Benoit Rochon: The initial two weeks he gave you were extraordinary; that doesn't usually happen. Maybe MF-W will just give you two more weeks. But I'd encourage you to go through the process, get approbation from the community, keep the mop three months just to get the wiki off on the right foot, and then you don't need to renew the rights when they next come up. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:19, 28 June 2017 (UTC)


Hello, the Wikipedia in Hausa language doesn't have a user community strictly speaking right now and of course no local permissions procedure. I'm one of the only contributors, working together with Wikimedia Nigeria in order to increase contributions from Hausa speakers, and able to speak basic Hausa. I'm a quite experienced user (19 k+ edits) and was an administrator on fr.wikipedia from 2006 to 2015 (desysoped at my own request). The admin tools would be useful in order to fight vandalism on ha.wikipedia, improve the main page, etc. Thanks for your help. DonCamillo (talk) 10:25, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello. Please post a local announcement on their village pump stating that you intend to become an administrator there. If there's a dedicated request page, please do so there and link your application on the village pump so it is visible. Once you've done so, please link back to us the announcement or the formal request you made there. Thank you. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 12:07, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
Of course! Here is the announcement. Best regards, --DonCamillo (talk) 14:42, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 5 July. Stryn (talk) 16:15, 28 June 2017 (UTC)


I have been an administrator for Kannada Wikipedia and doing my job quit well. I was an administrator for Kannada Wikisource previously on temporary basis. That task also was executed well by me. Now I am requesting to have administrator privileges for Kannada Wikisource on permanent basis.Pavanaja (talk) 16:54, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 3 July. And probably permanent adminship is not possible, as it's a quite small project. Stryn (talk) 17:00, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

User Elvonudinium@bxr.wikipedia[edit]

Hello. I have been a temporary admin at Buryat Wikipedia since 2014 (the community is very small) and my rights have recently expired. The sysop status was granted to me for 2 years previously, and I wonder if it is possible to have it granted for a long period again. Thank you.Edler von Udinium 02:45, 29 June 2017 (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.

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.

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

Account creator at ta wiki[edit]

  1. Balurbala
  2. Tshrinivasan
  3. உலோ.செந்தமிழ்க்கோதை
  4. Neechalkaran
  5. Hibayathullah
  6. Thiyagu Ganesh
  7. மணி.கணேசன்
  8. TNSE Mahalingam VNR

Can someone grant account creator rights for these accounts. need it for series of workshops--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 04:01, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 month to expire on 2017-07-25. Matiia (talk) 04:13, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Adding some more people who are helping with the workshops.
  1. Mohammed Ammar
  2. TNSE sankarkuppan vlr
  3. Srithern
  4. எஸ்ஸார்
  5. Arulghsr
  6. TNSE Arumbumozhi vlr

--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 01:30, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

See also[edit]