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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
Create a Wikimedia account.
Step 2: Decide which service you need a Wikimedia developer account for
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.
The option for logged in users to generate an account for another user with a randomly generated password that is mailed directly to the new user is not available on Wikitech. Individuals should sign up for their own accounts when possible. When that is not possible, account creators must tell the new account holders to change the initial password set by the account creator.
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:
Discuss and receive general support
Receive mail announcements about critical changes
Subscribe to the cloud-announce@​mailing list (all messages are also mirrored to the cloud@ list)
Track work tasks and report bugs
Use the Phabricator workboard #Cloud-Services for bug reports and feature requests about the Cloud VPS infrastructure itself
Learn about major near-term plans
Read the News wiki page
Read news and stories about Wikimedia Cloud Services
Read the Cloud Services Blog (for the broader Wikimedia movement, see the Wikimedia Technical Blog)
Last edited on 10 June 2022, at 13:58
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