Manual:$wgGroupsAddToSelf

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User Access: $wgGroupsAddToSelf
Use this to allow users to add themselves to specified groups via Special:Userrights.
Introduced in version: 1.12.0 (r29765)
Removed in version: still in use
Allowed values: array
Default value: array()
Other settings: Alphabetical | By function

Details[edit]

$wgGroupsAddToSelf allows users to add themselves userrights.

The syntax since 1.14 is:

$wgGroupsAddToSelf['sysop'][] = 'bot'; // administrators can add themselves to bot group: $wgGroupsAddToSelf['sysop'] = array( 'bot' );

The syntax of MW 1.12 - 1.13 is:

$wgGroupsAddToSelf = array( 'group1', 'group2', '...' );

Changes in 1.14.0[edit]

In r39368, the way this variable works was changed. Before, it allowed every user to add those groups to themselves, now it can be filtered on a per-group basis.

The new syntax is $wgGroupsAddToSelf['group1'] = array( 'group2', 'group3' ); which allows any user in the group "group1" to add the groups "group2" and "group3" to themselves. The old syntax will still work for allowing every user to add groups to themselves, but it is recommended that you use $wgGroupsAddToSelf['user'] = array( 'group1', 'group2' ); instead.

You may use $wgGroupsAddToSelf['group'] = true; to allow users in that group to add every group to themselves.

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