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==User ''rights'' (or, ''permissions'') available in MediaWiki==
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==User rights==
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;read
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{| {{prettytable}}
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: Allows users to read pages (not in $wgWhitelistRead)
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|-
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;edit
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!{{hl2}} | Right
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: Allows [[help:editing|editing]] of any page which is not protected
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!{{hl2}} | Description
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;createpage
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|-
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: Allows [[Help:Starting a new page|creating normal pages]]
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|{{hl3}} colspan="2" | '''Reading'''
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;createtalk
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|-
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: Allows creating talk pages. Note that edit = false prevents creating talk page regardless of this setting.
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| valign="top" | read
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;move
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| allows viewing pages (when set to false, override for specific pages with [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgWhitelistRead $wgWhitelistRead]).
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: Lets users change the title of a page by moving it
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|-
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;delete
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|{{hl3}} colspan="2"| '''Editing'''
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: Lets a user delete a page
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|-
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;undelete
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| edit
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: Lets a user view deleted versions, undelete a previously deleted page, or undelete specific revisions of a deleted page
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| allows [[help:editing|editing]] unprotected pages.
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;protect
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|-
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: Lets users lock a page (presumably only those with the ability to protect a page can edit a protected page)
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| createpage
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;block
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| allows the creation of new pages (requires the ''edit'' right).
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: Enables a user to block an IP address, user name, or range of IPs, from editing
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|-
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;userrights
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| createtalk
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: Lets a user change the access levels of another user including de-sysopping. On wikipedia a Steward is required for this, but by default in mediawiki it requires only bureaucrat. Steward isn't a default group.
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| allows the creation of new talk pages (requires the ''edit'' right).
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;createaccount
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|-
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: Lets a user create a user account for another user, or for themselves
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| move
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;upload
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| allows renaming the titles of unprotected pages.
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: Lets a user upload an image or other file to the wiki, or to overwrite an existing non-protected file
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|-
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;rollback
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| createaccount
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: Gives a user a link to more easily revert a bad edit
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| allows the creation of new user accounts.
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;patrol
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|-
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: Lets a user state that they have checked an edit that appeared in recent changes
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| upload
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;editinterface
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| allows the creation of new images and files.
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: Lets users edit the [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:MeritBadgeDotOrg_namespace|MeritBadgeDotOrg namespace]] to affect the interface
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|-
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;siteadmin
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| reupload
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: Lets users lock and unlock the database (and possibly change other settings that affect the whole site)
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| allows overwriting existing images and files.
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;bot
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|-
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: Edits by a user with this "right" (rather: property) by default do not show up in recent changes (usually only used for mass edits by [[bot]]s)
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| reupload-shared
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; import
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| allows replacing images and files from a shared repository (if one is set up) with local files.
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: Allows user to import pages via the transwiki interface.
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|-
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; importupload
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| upload_by_url
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: Allows user to import pages which have been exported to a file
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| allows uploading by entering the URL of an external image.
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|-
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|{{hl3}} colspan="2"| '''Management'''
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|-
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| delete
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| allows the deletion of pages.
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| bigdelete
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| allows deletion of pages with larger than [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgDeleteRevisionsLimit $wgDeleteRevisionsLimit] revisions
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|-
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| deletedhistory
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| allows viewing deleted revisions, but not restoring.
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|-
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| undelete
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| allows the undeletion of pages.
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| protect
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| allows locking a page to prevent edits and moves, and editing or moving locked pages.
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| block
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| allows the blocking of IP addresses, CIDR ranges, and registered users. Block options include preventing editing and registering new accounts, and autoblocking other users on the same IP address.
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| blockemail
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| allows preventing use of the [[Special:Emailuser]] interface when blocking.
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|-
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| hideuser
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| allows hiding the user/IP from the block log, active block list, and user list when blocking. (''not available by default'')
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|-
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| userrights
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| allows the use of the user rights interface, which allows the assignment or removal of all* groups to any user.<br /><small>* With [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgAddGroups $wgAddGroups] and [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgRemoveGroups $wgRemoveGroups] you can set the possibility to add/remove certain groups instead of all.</small>
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|-
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| userrights-interwiki
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| allows changing user rights on other wikis.
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|-
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| rollback
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| allows one-click reversion of edits.
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| markbotedits
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| allows rollback to be marked as bot edits (see [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Administration#Rollback m:Help:Administration#Rollback]).
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|-
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| patrol
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| allows marking edits as legitimate ([http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgUseRCPatrol $wgUseRCPatrol] must be ''true'').
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|-
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| editinterface
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| allows editing the [[Special:Allmessages|MediaWiki namespace]], which contains [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Interface interface messages].
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|-
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| editusercssjs
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| allows editing user's own monobook.css, monobook.js, ... subpages.
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|-
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|{{hl3}} colspan="2"| '''Administration'''
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|-
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| siteadmin
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| allows locking and unlocking the database (which blocks all interactions with the web site except viewing). Deprecated by default.
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|-
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| import
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| allows user to [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Import import] one page per time from another wiki ("transwiki").
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|-
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| importupload
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| allows user to [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Import import] several pages per time from XML files. This right was called 'importraw' in and before version 1.5.
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|-
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| trackback
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| allows removal of [http://www.sixapart.com/pronet/docs/trackback_spec trackbacks] (if [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgUseTrackbacks $wgUseTrackbacks] is ''true'').
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|-
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| unwatchedpages
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| allows access to [[Special:Unwatchedpages]], which lists pages that no user has watchlisted.
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|-
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|{{hl3}} colspan="2"| '''Technical'''
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|-
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| bot
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| hides edits from recent changes lists and watchlists by default (can optionally be viewed).
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|-
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| purge
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| allows purging a page without a confirmation step ([http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:URL URL parameter] "<code>&action=purge</code>").
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|-
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| minoredit
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| allows marking an edit as 'minor'.
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|-
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| nominornewtalk
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| blocks new message notification when making minor edits to user talk pages (requires ''minor edit'' right).
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|-
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| ipblock-exempt
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| makes user immune to blocks applied to his IP address or a range (CIDR) containing it.
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| proxyunbannable
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| makes user immune to the open proxy blocker, which is disabled by default ([http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgBlockOpenProxies $wgBlockOpenProxies]).
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| autopatrol
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| automatically marks all edits by the user as patrolled ([http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgUseRCPatrol $wgUseRCPatrol] must be ''true'').
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|-
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| apihighlimits
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| allows user to use higher limits for [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API API] queries
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| suppressredirect
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| Allows moving a page without automatically creating a redirect.
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|-
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| autoconfirmed
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| used for the 'autoconfirmed' group.
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| emailconfirmed
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| used for the 'emailconfirmed' group.
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|}
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==See also==
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*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:User_rights MediaWiki:Help/User rights]

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User rights

Right Description
Reading
read allows viewing pages (when set to false, override for specific pages with $wgWhitelistRead).
Editing
edit allows editing unprotected pages.
createpage allows the creation of new pages (requires the edit right).
createtalk allows the creation of new talk pages (requires the edit right).
move allows renaming the titles of unprotected pages.
createaccount allows the creation of new user accounts.
upload allows the creation of new images and files.
reupload allows overwriting existing images and files.
reupload-shared allows replacing images and files from a shared repository (if one is set up) with local files.
upload_by_url allows uploading by entering the URL of an external image.
Management
delete allows the deletion of pages.
bigdelete allows deletion of pages with larger than $wgDeleteRevisionsLimit revisions
deletedhistory allows viewing deleted revisions, but not restoring.
undelete allows the undeletion of pages.
protect allows locking a page to prevent edits and moves, and editing or moving locked pages.
block allows the blocking of IP addresses, CIDR ranges, and registered users. Block options include preventing editing and registering new accounts, and autoblocking other users on the same IP address.
blockemail allows preventing use of the Special:Emailuser interface when blocking.
hideuser allows hiding the user/IP from the block log, active block list, and user list when blocking. (not available by default)
userrights allows the use of the user rights interface, which allows the assignment or removal of all* groups to any user.
* With $wgAddGroups and $wgRemoveGroups you can set the possibility to add/remove certain groups instead of all.
userrights-interwiki allows changing user rights on other wikis.
rollback allows one-click reversion of edits.
markbotedits allows rollback to be marked as bot edits (see m:Help:Administration#Rollback).
patrol allows marking edits as legitimate ($wgUseRCPatrol must be true).
editinterface allows editing the MediaWiki namespace, which contains interface messages.
editusercssjs allows editing user's own monobook.css, monobook.js, ... subpages.
Administration
siteadmin allows locking and unlocking the database (which blocks all interactions with the web site except viewing). Deprecated by default.
import allows user to import one page per time from another wiki ("transwiki").
importupload allows user to import several pages per time from XML files. This right was called 'importraw' in and before version 1.5.
trackback allows removal of trackbacks (if $wgUseTrackbacks is true).
unwatchedpages allows access to Special:Unwatchedpages, which lists pages that no user has watchlisted.
Technical
bot hides edits from recent changes lists and watchlists by default (can optionally be viewed).
purge allows purging a page without a confirmation step (URL parameter "&action=purge").
minoredit allows marking an edit as 'minor'.
nominornewtalk blocks new message notification when making minor edits to user talk pages (requires minor edit right).
ipblock-exempt makes user immune to blocks applied to his IP address or a range (CIDR) containing it.
proxyunbannable makes user immune to the open proxy blocker, which is disabled by default ($wgBlockOpenProxies).
autopatrol automatically marks all edits by the user as patrolled ($wgUseRCPatrol must be true).
apihighlimits allows user to use higher limits for API queries
suppressredirect Allows moving a page without automatically creating a redirect.
autoconfirmed used for the 'autoconfirmed' group.
emailconfirmed used for the 'emailconfirmed' group.

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