Set up your accounts
To access Toolforge, Cloud VPS, or other Wikimedia developer tools, you need the following two types of accounts:
|Where to sign up
|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
Get started with Toolforge
Follow the steps on Help:Toolforge/Quickstart.
Get started with Cloud VPS Projects
Follow the steps on Portal:Cloud VPS.
Get started with Gerrit
Gerrit is Wikimedia's code review system.
Once you have created your Wikimedia account and Wikimedia developer account, including your UNIX shell username, follow the instructions in the Gerrit tutorial to get started.
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: