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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.

Épine@CKB Wikipedia[edit]

This is a self-nomination. Please grant me Admininstrator access on CKB Wikipedia, it's supported by community. Thanks! :)Épine (talk) 13:40, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W 15:11, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! –Épine (talk) 18:25, 26 July 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.


  • Request: Transferring CU rights Bináris2@huwiki → Bináris@huwiki
  • Explanation: hu:user:Bináris is my main account. Several years ago, when I got elected CU, I requested the rights for my sockpuppet, hu:user:Bináris2. See the previous entry at Steward requests/Permissions/2007-12#Bináris@huwiki. Ten years had come and gone, and new features were developed that may be used with combined admin and CU rights, and I need these tools. On the other hand, my habits have changed, I virtually never log in to Wikipedia from public computers, so the reason for which I requsted this solution, is no more valid. Using two accounts is pretty complicated. (Currently I should mass block a suckpuppeter from CU results page.) Therefore I would like to have set my CU rights back to the main account and removed from Bináris2.
  • Additional todo: granting account for Bináris to CU wiki. There is nothing to do with the mailing list, for these accounts share the same address, and I have used the list as Bináris by this time.

Thank you in advance! Bináris tell me 18:39, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

@Bináris: Apologies for being bureaucratic but could you confirm with Bináris2 this request, and can you also prove Bináris2 is your account? As for the CU wiki account I'm going to ping @Trijnstel since she can take care of that. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:25, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
Sure, but I thought it was proven 10 years ago at the linked discussion. :-) Please have a look at this evidence. Bináris2 (talk) 20:53, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --MF-W 15:08, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! Bináris tell me 15:32, 26 July 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.


Thanks Damzow (talk) 13:25, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions. Stryn (talk) 13:30, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Stryn (talk) 17:01, 19 July 2017 (UTC)


Howwi has been inactive for a year. According to the de-sysop policy he loses his admin bit. He has been informed about it three months ago. NNW (talk) 09:14, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 16:30, 25 July 2017 (UTC)


Per local policy, has not started a re-election process within 30 days as requested by a quorum of 25 members of the community, the period of 30 days has ended yesterday -- Dschungelfan (talk) 22:00, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 21:12, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Shouldn't the importer flag be removed as well? @DerHexer: -- 22:21, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes, please also remove the importer flag. @stewards Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:37, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Removed as well. RadiX 01:02, 27 July 2017 (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]