Help:Cloud VPS user roles and rights
This page contains information about Wikimedia Cloud VPS user roles and rights.
Accounts you will need
To access Toolforge, Cloud VPS, or other Wikimedia developer tools, you need the following two types of accounts:
|Account Type||Description||Where to sign up|
|Wikimedia account||Also known as "Wikimedia single user login (SUL)" account. Allows you to log into general wikis like Wikipedia, MediaWiki, and MetaWiki.||Create Wikimedia account|
|Wikimedia developer account||Username (also called LDAP username) is used to log in on Wikitech (this wiki), Gerrit, and the Toolforge admin console. In GitLab it is your displayed name, so you may want it to be your full name. You will not be able to change this later!
Shell username is used to log into Toolforge, other Wikimedia VPS or Wikimedia production hosts using SSH.
|Create Wikimedia developer account|
Users and permissions
|Permission||Logged-in users||Project viewer[note 1]||Project member[note 2]||Cloud admins|
|Add and manage your public SSH keys||X||X||X||X|
|SSH to project instances||X||X||X|
|Manage project membership and user roles||X||X|
|Create or manage instances||X||X|
|Allocate and associate public IP addresses, and add public DNS entries to instances||X||X|
|Manage security groups and rules||X||X|
|Manage available puppet classes and variables||X||X|
|Manage sudo policies||X||X|
|Create/delete Cloud VPS projects||X|
|Create and manage DNS domains||X|
- Formerly known as members
- Formerly known as project admins
Gaining specific permissions
The following people can grant Project viewer or member rights:
- Project members. Project members can grant access on projects they are members of. You can find Project members listed on the individual pages for their projects.
- Cloud VPS admins. Cloud admins, including Wikimedia Cloud Services staff and trusted community volunteers, can manage membership and Project admin status in any project.
Communication and support
Support and administration of the WMCS resources is provided by the Wikimedia Foundation Cloud Services team and Wikimedia movement volunteers. Please reach out with questions and join the conversation: