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GET request to list all registered users, as ordered by username.

API documentation[edit]

list=allusers (au)

(main | query | allusers)

Enumerate all registered users.


The user name to start enumerating from.


The user name to stop enumerating at.


Search for all users that begin with this value.


Direction to sort in.

One of the following values: ascending, descending
Default: ascending

Only include users in the given groups.

Values (separate with | or alternative): bot, sysop, interface-admin, bureaucrat, steward, accountcreator, import, transwiki, ipblock-exempt, oversight, autopatrolled, uploader, checkuser, translationadmin, flow-bot, confirmed

Exclude users in the given groups.

Values (separate with | or alternative): bot, sysop, interface-admin, bureaucrat, steward, accountcreator, import, transwiki, ipblock-exempt, oversight, autopatrolled, uploader, checkuser, translationadmin, flow-bot, confirmed

Only include users with the given rights. Does not include rights granted by implicit or auto-promoted groups like *, user, or autoconfirmed.

Values (separate with | or alternative): apihighlimits, applychangetags, autoconfirmed, autocreateaccount, autopatrol, bigdelete, block, blockemail, bot, browsearchive, changetags, createaccount, createpage, createtalk, delete, deletechangetags, deletedhistory, deletedtext, deletelogentry, deleterevision, edit, editcontentmodel, editinterface, editprotected, editmyoptions, editmyprivateinfo, editmyusercss, editmyuserjson, editmyuserjs, editmywatchlist, editsemiprotected, editsitecss, editsitejson, editsitejs, editusercss, edituserjson, edituserjs, hideuser, import, importupload, ipblock-exempt, managechangetags, markbotedits, mergehistory, minoredit, move, movefile, move-categorypages, move-rootuserpages, move-subpages, nominornewtalk, noratelimit, override-export-depth, pagelang, patrol, patrolmarks, protect, purge, read, reupload, reupload-own, reupload-shared, rollback, sendemail, siteadmin, suppressionlog, suppressredirect, suppressrevision, unblockself, undelete, unwatchedpages, upload, upload_by_url, userrights, userrights-interwiki, viewmyprivateinfo, viewmywatchlist, viewsuppressed, writeapi, spamblacklistlog, tboverride, tboverride-account, titleblacklistlog, gadgets-edit, gadgets-definition-edit, transcode-reset, transcode-status, urlshortener-manage-url, globalblock, globalblock-whitelist, globalblock-exempt, securepoll-create-poll, renameuser, nuke, torunblocked, skipcaptcha, override-antispoof, centralauth-merge, centralauth-unmerge, centralauth-lock, centralauth-oversight, globalgrouppermissions, globalgroupmembership, centralauth-rename, centralauth-usermerge, collectionsaveasuserpage, collectionsaveascommunitypage, repoadmin, codereview-use, codereview-add-tag, codereview-remove-tag, codereview-post-comment, codereview-set-status, codereview-signoff, codereview-associate, codereview-link-user, codereview-review-own, abusefilter-modify, abusefilter-log-detail, abusefilter-view, abusefilter-log, abusefilter-private, abusefilter-private-log, abusefilter-modify-restricted, abusefilter-revert, abusefilter-view-private, abusefilter-log-private, abusefilter-hidden-log, abusefilter-hide-log, abusefilter-modify-global, lqt-split, lqt-merge, lqt-react, massmessage, translate, translate-import, translate-manage, translate-messagereview, translate-groupreview, vipsscaler-test, flow-hide, flow-lock, flow-delete, flow-suppress, flow-edit-post, flow-create-board, usermerge, mwoauthproposeconsumer, mwoauthupdateownconsumer, mwoauthmanageconsumer, mwoauthsuppress, mwoauthviewsuppressed, mwoauthviewprivate, mwoauthmanagemygrants, oathauth-enable, oathauth-api-all, oathauth-disable-for-user, oathauth-view-log, newsletter-create, newsletter-delete, newsletter-manage, newsletter-restore, checkuser, checkuser-log, autoreviewrestore, stablesettings, review, unreviewedpages, movestable, validate, templateeditor, editeditorprotected, editextendedsemiprotected, extendedconfirmed, autoreviewprotected, viewdeletedfile, pagetranslation
Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).

Which pieces of information to include:

Adds the information about a current block on the user.
Lists groups that the user is in. This uses more server resources and may return fewer results than the limit.
Lists all the groups the user is automatically in.
Lists rights that the user has.
Adds the edit count of the user.
Adds the timestamp of when the user registered if available (may be blank).
Adds the central IDs and attachment status for the user.
Values (separate with | or alternative): blockinfo, groups, implicitgroups, rights, editcount, registration, centralids

How many total user names to return.

No more than 500 (5,000 for bots) allowed.
Type: integer or max
Default: 10

Only list users who have made edits.

Type: boolean (details)

Only list users active in the last 30 days.

Type: boolean (details)

With auprop=centralids, also indicate whether the user is attached with the wiki identified by this ID.


GET request[edit]

GET request to list all users, starting from those whose name begins with the string, "Drov"


    "batchcomplete": "",
    "continue": {
        "aufrom": "Drovark",
        "continue": "-||"
    "query": {
        "allusers": [
                "userid": 13239275,
                "name": "Drov"
                "userid": 7080866,
                "name": "Drova"
                "userid": 16013473,
                "name": "Drova 82"

Sample code[edit]




    MediaWiki Action API Code Samples
    Demo of `Allusers` module: GET request to list all users, 
    starting from those whose name begins with the string, "Drov"
    MIT license

import requests

S = requests.Session()

URL = "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php"


R = S.get(url=URL, params=PARAMS)
DATA = R.json()


Possible errors[edit]

Code Info
augroup-excludegroup group and excludegroup cannot be used together

Parameter history[edit]

  • v1.12: Introduced auprop=registration

Additional notes[edit]

  • This API call is case sensitive, so aufrom=DROV doesn't return the same results as aufrom=Drov.
  • All registered usernames are saved and retrieved in capitalized form. If you are using aufrom or auprefix in your query, make sure you are passing them values that start with an uppercase character.
  • Although the default behavior is to list any user in the database, we can also limit our response to only those users who belong to a certain group, such as sysops, or bots. User groups are how MediaWiki grants users certain rights and privileges; see Help:User rights and groups for more details on how this system works.

See also[edit]

  • API:Users - finds information about a list of users.