Help:Create a Wikimedia developer account

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Overview

This page will teach you how to create a Wikimedia developer account. A Wikimedia developer account is required in addition to a Wikimedia account, if you plan to access, use, and make contributions to Wikimedia's protected services.

Some of the protected services that require both a Wikimedia developer account and a Wikimedia account include:

Prerequisites

Step 1: Create a Wikimedia account

Step 2: Decide which service you need a Wikimedia developer account for

  • Toolforge users should follow this process to create Wikimedia developer accounts.
  • VPS and general users should follow this process to create Wikimedia developer accounts.

Toolforge users

Create a Wikimedia developer account

  1. Go to the Toolforge admin console.
  2. In the Login with your Wikimedia account box press the Login using Wikimedia account button.
  3. You will be taken to a Wikimedia account login screen.
  4. Enter your Wikimedia account username and password.
  5. Once you are logged into your Wikimedia account, you will return to the Toolforge admin console.
  6. You will be prompted to create an LDAP username, a UNIX shell username, and password. You will also be prompted to enter your email address and agree to the terms of service and code of conduct for technical spaces.
    • The LDAP username will be used to log in on Wikitech, Gerrit and the Toolforge admin console.
    • The UNIX shell username will be used to interact with servers via ssh and for git with Gerrit.
  7. Create your Wikimedia developer account.

VPS and General Users

Create a Wikimedia developer account

  1. Go to the Wikimedia developer account creation page on Wikitech, and fill in the fields.
    • The LDAP username will be used to log in on Wikitech, Gerrit and the Toolforge admin console.
    • The UNIX shell username will be used to interact with servers via ssh and for git with Gerrit.
  2. Create your Wikimedia developer account.