|Please read the Wikimedia Cloud Services Introduction.|
|This page is being considered for merging & redirection. The information is redundant and this is documented elsewhere.|
Wikimedia Cloud Services provides tools, services, and support for technical collaborators who want to contribute to Wikimedia software projects.
This page outlines the accounts you will need and basic first steps, which will allow you to contribute to this wiki and Wikimedia's technical spaces, including:
You will learn how to:
- Join an existing project or begin a new project.
- Add members or admins to projects.
- Create and configure instances within a project.
- Find help and ways to participate.
Set up your accounts
To access and contribute to Cloud Services projects and tools, you will need the following accounts. Please note, these are two distinct accounts:
- Wikimedia account - this account is used to contribute to Wikipedia and its sister projects.
- When you create your Wikimedia account, you will create a username and password.
- Wikimedia developer account - this account is used to log into this wiki, Toolforge, Cloud VPS, Gerrit and other protected Wikimedia Services.
- When you create your Wikimedia developer account, you will create a username (sometimes called LDAP username), UNIX shell username, and password.
Get started with Toolforge
- Create a Wikimedia developer account.
- Create an SSH key and add it to your Wikitech account.
- Submit a Toolforge project membership request and wait for its approval.
- Your request will be reviewed, and you will receive confirmation within a week. You will be notified through your Wikitech user account.
- Once you are added as a Toolforge member, you must logout and then login again at https://toolsadmin.wikimedia.org/
- Doing this is required for your membership to take effect.
- Create a new tool or join an existing Tool account
- Access the Toolforge project and manage files in Toolforge.
Get started with Cloud VPS Projects
Join an existing project
- Choose a project to join with OpenStack browser.
- Request membership by creating a Phabricator task and assigning it directly to the project administrator(s).
- You can find the list of project admins by going to http://tools.wmflabs.org/openstack-browser/project/<project-name>.
Create a new project
- Follow the instructions on the "Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)" phabricator task.
Add members and admin users to a project
Project admins can use the following steps to add new members or grant administrative permissions to members.
- Go to Special:NovaProject.
- Use Add member link to add new members.
- Use Add member link for the projectadmin role in the Role column.
Learn about project instances
To learn more about project instances, read the project instances documentation.
Log your actions
It is best practice to log changes to all instances of your project.
Wikimedia Cloud Services provides a Server Admin Log for users to log their project server administration actions on.
See Tool:Stashbot for more information.
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
We communicate and provide support through several primary channels. Please reach out with questions and to join the conversation.
|Phabricator Workboard||#Cloud-Services||Task tracking and bug reporting|
|IRC Channel||#wikimedia-cloud connect||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|
|Blog||Clouds & Unicorns||Learning more details about some of our work|