Extension:AnonPrivacy

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AnonPrivacy
Release status: stable
Implementation User interface
Description Hides the IPs of anonymous users to everyone but admins.
Author(s) Sophivorustalk
Latest version 1.1 (2019-11-07)
MediaWiki 1.27+
License GNU General Public License 3.0
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The AnonPrivacy extension hides the IPs of anonymous users to everyone but admins, in the recent changes, related changes, watchlists, page histories, etc. IPs can still be found via the API.

Installation[edit]

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called AnonPrivacy in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'AnonPrivacy' );
    
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration[edit]

The extension introduces an extra user right called "anonprivacy". Any user with this right is able to see the IPs, while any user without it is not able to see them. Admins are given the right by default. To give the right to any other user groups, add the following to your LocalSettings.php:

$wgGroupPermissions['groupname'] = 'anonprivacy';

IPs can still be seen through the API via for example api.php?action=feedrecentchanges. Syndication feeds can be disabled by adding the following to the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:

$wgFeed = false;

However, IPs will still visible through other API methods. Solving this issue should be a priority for future development. In the meantime, a workaround is to disable the API entirely by adding the following to the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:

$wgEnableAPI = false;

Please notice that this feature is deprecated and will be removed in MediaWiki 1.32.

See also[edit]