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WikiTeq provides official support for MediaWiki LTS releases only. It may work with other MediaWiki releases.
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Release status: stable
Implementation User rights
Description Allows to override per page permissions based on a whitelist
Author(s) WikiWorks team
Maintainer(s) WikiTeq team
Compatibility policy For every MediaWiki release that is a Long Term Support release there is a corresponding branch in the extension.
MediaWiki 1.31+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgGroupWhitelistSourcePage
  • $wgGroupWhitelistAPIAllow
  • $wgGroupWhitelistRights
  • $wgGroupWhitelistGroup
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The extension allows to grant users from selected group with a special per-page rights specifying affected pages list on a regular wiki page.

This extension was created for WikiWorks.


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

Configuration parameters[edit]

  • $wgGroupWhitelistRights - A list of actions to be allowed
  • $wgGroupWhitelistGroup - A group affected by the extension
  • $wgGroupWhitelistSourcePage - A page to look for list of whitelisted pages
  • $wgGroupWhitelistAPIAllow - API modules to be always granted with the right

The default configuration is:

$wgGroupWhitelistRights = [ 'edit' ];
$wgGroupWhitelistGroup = 'user';
$wgGroupWhitelistSourcePage = 'Mediawiki:Whitelist';
$wgGroupWhitelistAPIAllow = [];

and the Mediawiki:Whitelist contents could be:

* SomePage1
// Comments are allowed
* SomePage2
* SomaPage3

The settings above allow users from a `user` group to `edit` pages specified in the `Mediawiki:Whitelist` page contents (`SomePage1`, `SomePage2`, `SomePage3`).

Warning Warning: This extension will also add $wgGroupWhitelistRights to the API for requests coming from regardless of user

See also[edit]