Joe just joined us on the Support & Safety team and given his technical knowledge is learning to do a lot of the work that I've been the only one on the team able to do for quite a while. As part of that I want to mirror the access I have on the servers right now so that he can learn/help on tasks which require database, maintenance script or analytics access. He'll be working closely with me to ensure he knows what to touch/not to touch and has been around enough technical work that I trust he won't touch what he doesn't know enough about yet. Some of this will be longer term (such as learning to operated SecurePoll during the next election) but he can be useful with access very quickly for ongoing tasks such as emergency/legal data needs (such as looking up email addresses, permanently deleting illegal images or reviewing what hadoop information we have for a wiki page).
Maggie is his direct supervisor and will reply here for manager approval. As always let us know if you have any questions.
Full name: Joe Sutherland
Preferred shell username: foks
Labs username/wikitech username: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Foks
SSH public key: https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:JSutherland_(WMF)/production (let one of us know if he should post here/on a public wiki)
Joe has already signed the Acknowledgement of Wikimedia Server Access Responsibilities.
ops clinic followup
- patchset prepared https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/290599/
- patch includes restricted, which is a sudo group to apache/www-data
- All sudo requests must be approved in ops team meeting. Next meeting is 2016-05-30 and this will be listed on the meeting agenda.