Better late than never:
Recently, I've worked on a document to describe when it is necessary
for a user to have administrator rights in bugzilla.wikimedia.org
It affects a small number of Bugzilla users (less than 30) who were
contacted via email while drafting the policy.
The policy can be found at
It was written in order to explain why a specific user needs to be an
administrator (or why it might not be needed).
Following the principle of least privilege, Bugzilla administrator
rights are only required for a small number of rather uncommon tasks,
with the one exception being editing Bugzilla user rights (if you want
to know more: these tasks are also listed in the policy).
A combination of other, more specific Bugzilla rights very often
allows executing the same tasks, so nobody will lose any ability to
perform tasks in Bugzilla that s/he could also perform before.
As usual, a list of current Bugzilla administrators can be found at
I'm happy to answer any questions that may arise (and that were not
already answered in
Andre Klapper | ak-47(a)gmx.net