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Requesting access to wmf.webrequest for Simonjoylet
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Full name: Simon Sun
Developer access username: Simonjoy
Public key for SSH:
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Ops Clinic Duty Checklist for Access Requests

Most requirements are outlined on

This checklist should be used on all access requests to ensure that all steps are covered. This includes expansion to access. Please do not check off items on the list below unless you are in Ops and have confirmed the step.

  • - User has signed the L3 Acknowledgement of Wikimedia Server Access Responsibilities Document.
  • - User has a valid NDA on file with WMF legal. (This can be checked by Operations via the NDA tracking sheet & is included in all WMF Staff/Contractor hiring.)
  • - User has provided the following: wikitech username, preferred shell username, email address, and full reasoning for access (including what commands and/or tasks they expect to perform.
  • - User has provided a public SSH key. This ssh key pair should only be used for WMF cluster access, and not share with any other service (this includes not sharing with WMCS access, no shared keys.)
  • - access request (or expansion) has sign off of WMF sponsor/manager (sponser for volunteers, manager for wmf staff)
  • - non-sudo requests: 3 business day wait must pass with no objections being noted on the task
  • - sudo requests: all sudo requests require explicit approval during the weekly operations team meeting. No sudo requests will be approved outside of those meetings without the direct override of the Director of Operations.
  • - Patchset for access request

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a project: Operations. · View Herald TranscriptFeb 1 2018, 8:47 AM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald Transcript

Hey, there. I'm Simon from Southeast University. Now I'm on a research about scheduling web request and experiments for the research need web request data from Wikimedia. This research may also help Wikimedia to improve site performance, especially in enhancing user experience with shortening response time. There are similar goals with Wikimedia, according to:
Till now, I have launched a research project and I'd like to set up a formal collaboration with WMF. The project is at:

RobH updated the task description. (Show Details)Feb 1 2018, 5:41 PM
RobH updated the task description. (Show Details)
Nuria added a comment.Feb 1 2018, 7:56 PM

Sorry but you have to request a formal collaboration with research team for us to grant access to data. In your case looking at the very brief description of your project it does not seem like a good fit for our research team as their main areas of research are not related to performance. Also you seem to assume we run in a containerized fleet which is not the case. Not sure, I might be misinterpreting your statements but probably you want to look a little bit into our achitecture.

I am closing this ticket, you can reopen if/when your formal collaboration is stablished. Please see:

Nuria closed this task as Declined.Feb 1 2018, 7:56 PM
Nuria added a comment.Feb 1 2018, 9:46 PM

@Simonjoylet Please be so kind to communicate via this ticket rather than on prior requests for access that are not closed, it is confusing cause it makes it appear as if the original request was not granted.