|Warning:||This extension is unstable because it is believed to pose serious security and/or privacy risks! Users with access to this extension can change a user's email address and password, which basically gives them the ability to take over another user's account. Additionally, users can indefinitely disable a user account which is not reversible via an extension or other special page. Therefore, do NOT grant a user access to this extension unless you 100% trust them not to abuse it. It is recommended to only grant access to bureaucrat or higher access levels. We are not responsible for any security and/or privacy leaks.|
Release status: unstable
|Implementation||Special page, User identity|
|Description||Allows privileged users to edit other users' preferences|
|Author(s)||Ryan Schmidt, Thomas Gries|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
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The EditUser extension displays a preferences form (like the one in Special:Preferences, Special:EditUser) that allows editing the preferences of other users.
You can call the page via Special:EditUser/username to directly edit a user, or Special:EditUser to display a search form. Users with the edituser-exempt permission cannot be edited via this form..
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'EditUser' );
- Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
- Default permissions
$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['edituser'] = true; $wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['edituser-exempt'] = true;