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Release status: stable

Implementation User identity
Description Gives the ability for Sudoers on the wiki to login to other users' accounts.
Author(s) Daniel Friesen (Dantmantalk)
Latest version 0.4.0 (2015-10-13)
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Added rights


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The Sudo extension the ability for Sudoers on the wiki to login to other users' accounts, using "Special:Sudo". This may be used for helping users set their own preferences, testing to see if something in the UI is affected by their login, or changing things under their name.

Sudo does log use of sudo to transfer to another user's accounts, however beyond that there is no tracking of what the sudoed user does. Be careful who you give sudo to as it can be abused in the worst of ways.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called Sudo in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once "$IP/extensions/Sudo/Sudo.php";


The user right "sudo" will have to be set for an existing user group, e.g. "bureaucrat" or preferably for a new user group:

$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['sudo'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sudo']['sudo'] = true;

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