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Edit User

Release status: unmaintained

Implementation Special page, User identity
Description Allows privileged users to edit other users' preferences
Author(s) Ryan Schmidt, Thomas Gries
Latest version 1.7.0
MediaWiki 1.18 - 1.19 (1.11-1.17 for older versions)
Database changes No
License GPL
Download Template:WikimediaDownload/svn
Added rights
  • edituser
  • edituser-exempt

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Usage[edit | edit source]

This 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.

Warning Warning: Only grant access to this extension to users you trust. Accounts can literally be taken over from use of this extension.

Default permissions[edit | edit source]

$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['edituser'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['edituser-exempt'] = true;

Download instructions[edit | edit source]

This extension is no longer being maintained. It is functional for versions 1.11 to 1.19 of MediaWiki. The extension will not work on other versions of MediaWiki. In addition, any bugs or security flaws present in the current versions will not be fixed. You have been warned!

Download the extension from the Subversion repository and save it into the extensions/EditUser directory of your wiki. If you have shell access to your server, you may do the following to download the extension.

Warning: Before you download read Requirements or you might install the wrong version:

cd extensions
svn co http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/EditUser

Installation[edit | edit source]

To install this extension, add the following to LocalSettings.php: