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Wikipedia:Administrators or Wikipedia:Interface administrators[change | change source]

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An interface administrator is a user that can change JS (JavaScript), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and JSON pages. These are pages like MediaWiki:Common.js and MediaWiki:Common.css that affect the way people see pages. Interface administrators can also change other users' JS and CSS pages. This user right is only given for a short amount of time, and not permanently. This is because of security issues.

An interface administrator is a different right from being a regular administrator. Before 27 August 2018, administrators could edit JS and CSS pages. Now, the interface administrator permission is needed to edit those pages. Requests should be made at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions#Requests for interface administrator. The user right will be given by a bureaucrat. This user right should not be held for longer than necessary, and bureaucrats should always add an expiry date to the rights even for themselves.

There are 0 interface administrators on the Simple English Wikipedia.

Wikipedia:User access levels[change | change source]

Interface administrators[change | change source]

Interface administrator rights are granted to users who need to change JS, CSS, and JSON pages on the wiki. This is a different right from being a regular administrator. Before this right was created, administrators could change these pages; now only interface administrators can change these pages for security reasons.