[MediaWiki-l] administrator/sysop permission

P. Josepherum papaverjosepherum at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 11:12:50 UTC 2015

Does your account have the sysop group in Special:UserRights? There's also
an admin, or administrator group.

On Mon, 7 Dec 2015, 05:39 Toshi Esumi <email2 at toshiesumi.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Recently my wiki site got attacked by somebody using API and thousands
> of pages and users were created. So I had to re-image the VM (ubunto
> 14.04) and installed 1.26.0 and manually re-created the wiki from
> scratch Then encountered some difficulty setting up proper user group
> privileges to protect the site from vandalism.
> First, I disabled ('false') 'createpage' for all user groups '*' like
> below in LocalSettings.php. But it looked like disabled administrator
> creating pages. So I added another line with 'sysop' to allow it. But it
> still doesn't allow. I created a new user group and allowed
> "createpage", and this works. So I'm wondering why an administrator
> can't create a page.
> $wgGroupPermissions['*']['createpage'] = false;
> $wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['createpage'] = true;
> Does anyone know why this doesn't work?
> Toshi
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Love and waffles,

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