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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.


Gmentis (talk) 14:51, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

On hold until 3 February (first revision of the request). --MF-W 15:15, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
There is a local bureaucrat who is somewhat active. Have you asked him to grant you adminship? MBisanz talk 23:06, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
@Gmentis: please contact the local bureaucrat and ask for access first. – Ajraddatz (talk) 09:20, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
@Gmentis: Unless the bureaucrat doesn't react, we can't handle this request. Please contact him. Savhñ 11:28, 22 February 2017 (UTC)


Please renew my adminship because it will expire on February 24. --Booklety (talk) 08:02, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Please file a new request to extend your adminship (the one you link is from November), and allow for community input. Savhñ 12:48, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Ok I changed it.--Booklety (talk) 13:19, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 27th of February. ~ Nahid Talk 13:40, 20 February 2017 (UTC)


My temporary adminship expired yesterday. I extended it 4 times before. Last time it was extended for a year. I would like to request for another extension. I have made a request on the local wiki today which I have linked above. Thanks for your consideration. — T. 13:29, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 27th of February. ~ Nahid Talk 13:39, 20 February 2017 (UTC)


5th RfA. (Previous RfAs on the RfA page.) — regards, Revi 06:32, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Your term has not expired yet. Ruslik (talk) 18:11, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
Yup, but it expires in a few weeks, and I'd rather get my term extended sooner than later. — regards, Revi 18:17, 26 February 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.


ReAl (talk) 23:24, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

@ReAl: Please sign the confidentiality agreement, if you haven't done so already. Savhñ 23:36, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Already signed, about hour ago. --ReAl (talk) 23:40, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, we will have to wait for a member of staff to confirm the signing.
The ArbCom satisfies the conditions specified on the section of the CheckUser policy regarding the appointing of users, as it has been elected with over 30 votes. There are currently 2 checkusers on the project. Savhñ 23:51, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
@Jalexander-WMF: Please check if ReAl signed the confidentiality agreement. He's waiting for nearly three days already.. Trijnsteltalk 14:17, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks - and hereby also Yes check.svg Done. I'll do the wiki/list/irc. Trijnsteltalk 11:42, 26 February 2017 (UTC)


According to the community consensus, user Alexander Misel has been granted CheckUser access. The user has already signed confidentiality agreement: Special:Diff/16309380. PhiLiP (talk) 00:06, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Done, added to the CheckUser group. @Trijnstel: Can you take care of the wiki&ml stuff? Savhñ 00:22, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Symbol wait.svg Doing... Trijnsteltalk 21:39, 24 February 2017 (UTC) And Yes check.svg Done Trijnsteltalk 13:42, 25 February 2017 (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.

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]