Help:Cloud services user roles and rights

This page contains information about Wikimedia Cloud Services user roles and rights.


This page contains information about Wikimedia Cloud Services user roles and rights.

Accounts you will need

In order to perform many of the tasks related to this wiki and Cloud Services projects, you will need to sign up for both of the following accounts.

Account Type Description Where to sign up
Wikimedia account Wikimedia single user login (SUL) account allows you to log into general wikis like Wikipedia, MediaWiki, and MetaWiki Create Wikimedia account
Wikimedia developer account Wikimedia developer account allows you to log into Wikitech, Phabricator, Gerrit and other developer tools. Create Wikimedia developer account

Users and permissions

Permission Wikitech visitors Logged-in users Project members Project admins Cloud admins
Can view pages on Wikitech X X X X X
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

Gaining specific permissions

The following people can grant Project admin rights:

  • Project admins. Project admins can grant project admin rights on projects they belong to. You can find Project admins 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.

Contacting admins

Project admins and members of the Cloud admin group can be contacted through the 'email a user' function or through their talk page on Wikitech. Please note: Many members of the Wikitech community are volunteers who may not check their email or talk pages regularly.

You may need to check with more than one admin before you receive a response.

Communication and support

We communicate and provide support through several primary channels. Please reach out with questions and to join the conversation.

Communicate with us
Way Connect Best for
Phabricator Workboard #Cloud-Services Task tracking and bug reporting
IRC Channel #wikimedia-cloud connect
Telegram bridge
mattermost bridge
General discussion and support
Mailing List cloud@ Information about ongoing initiatives, general discussion and support
Announcement emails cloud-announce@ Information about critical changes (all messages mirrored to cloud@)
News wiki page News Information about major near-term plans
Cloud Services Blog Clouds & Unicorns Learning more details about some of our work
Wikimedia Technical Blog News and stories from the Wikimedia technical movement