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|Description||Editing account details, or disabling an account|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
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EditAccount has two main purposes. One is to change the password, real name, or email address of another user. The second is to disable the account of another user.
The special page may be limited to a certain user group such as staff or bureaucrats.
Note: Disabling an account can not be undone via this special page.
After disabling an account, the user is immediately logged out. This prevents them visiting their preferences and setting a new password or email address - which might be possible if you had simply scrambled their password.
When an account is disabled, the user will no longer be able to log in. Their password will be scrambled. Their email address will be removed. Their real name will be set to "Account Disabled". Their E-mail authentication status will be set to "not authenticated". The Registration date and other preferences info will not be affected.
A note appears on the user's contributions list of a disabled account stating "This account has been disabled." (View example).
All account edits are logged.
Use of this special page is logged at Special:Log/editaccnt. This log can be set to private if needed.
Example log entries:
- 04:41, March 18, 2011 WikiAdmin (Talk | contribs | block) disabled account User:Example user
- 02:11, February 17, 2011 StaffMember (Talk | contribs | block) changed password for user User:Jimbo Wales