To add some context to my previous mail:
The Infrastructure Foundations team in Wikimedia Site Reliability
Engineering is working on a new identity management system, named Bitu. It
is intended to be a centralized point for managing logins, password, access
rights and SSH keys for Wikimedia Developer accounts. This is unrelated to
on-wiki user accounts and permissions. The new service is available at
. You can find the Bitu code at
In the initial release we focus on moving the developer account signup to
Bitu. It’s important to us that this migration is communicated clearly and
in a way that’s understandable and acceptable to our community, which is
one of the reasons for a slow rollout of features. If you are helping
people with creating a new account, please ask them to use
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to
sre-foundations(a)wikimedia.org. If you have any enhancement proposals or bug
reports please file them in Phabricator with the “Bitu” component.
On Thu, Aug 31, 2023 at 10:29 AM Simon Lyngshede <slyngshede(a)wikimedia.org>
We have removed the developer account signup from Wikitech and are now
directing new users towards https://idm.wikimedia.org
This is the first step in the implementation of our new identity manager,
and a small step towards making Wikitech a little less special.
Part of our documentation was updated yesterday, August 30th, and the
first accounts have already been successfully created.
Should there be a need to re-enable the account creation process on
Wikitech, this can be done by reverting:
If you have any questions, concerns or documentation that needs updating,
please reach out to me or the infrastructure foundation team.
Thank you to everyone who helped us get this far.
Site Reliability Engineer / Infrastructure Foundations