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Hello. The Interface Administrator user group has been created right now. The hewiki site has a special user group for technical purposes, Interface Editor. We ask to merge these two groups to one, named "Interface editor" on Hebrew. I do not really care what will be its name on English, depends on your convenience. Actually, the new group will be the Interface Administrator group, extended by the rights of Interface Editor. You can find the community concensus at our Village Pump. Thank you.

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Move over everyone to interface-admin (you can make the translation say "interface editor" if you really want, the name was chosen though to make it clear that this is a very powerful privilege), interface-editor can be removed afterwards if you want.

Move over everyone to interface-admin (you can make the translation say "interface editor" if you really want, the name was chosen though to make it clear that this is a very powerful privilege), interface-editor can be removed afterwards if you want.

Thank you. I'll write here when the groups will have the same users.

Urbanecm triaged this task as Medium priority.
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Let us know when we can proceed.

@Tgr, @Urbanecm, the groups are equal now. Thank you.

Can you empty the old group? It should probably be removed from all users before the definition is deleted.

Can you empty the old group? It should probably be removed from all users before the definition is deleted.

But then all the users will not have the ability to work - they will loose all their current rights. Including the ability to edit MediaWiki namespace pages, so even the new group will be irrelevant.

Then maybe interface-admin@hewiki should be added the missing permissions editinterface@hewiki has?

Change 450441 had a related patch set uploaded (by Gergő Tisza; owner: Gergő Tisza):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Give hewiki interface-admins the rights interface-editors have

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/450441

Change 450442 had a related patch set uploaded (by Gergő Tisza; owner: Gergő Tisza):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Remove hewiki interface-editor group

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/450442

Hmm, you are a little bit faster. Giving this to you then :)

Change 450441 merged by jenkins-bot:
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Give hewiki interface-admins the rights interface-editors have

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/450441

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2018-08-06T11:08:12Z] <tgr@deploy1001> Synchronized wmf-config/InitialiseSettings.php: SWAT: [[gerrit:450441|Give hewiki interface-admins the rights interface-editors have]] (T200698) (duration: 00m 50s)

@IKhitron copied the permissions, please go ahead and empty the interface-editor group.

@IKhitron copied the permissions, please go ahead and empty the interface-editor group.

The group is empty. Thank you.

Change 450442 merged by jenkins-bot:
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Remove hewiki interface-editor group

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/450442

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2018-08-07T11:07:53Z] <tgr@deploy1001> Synchronized wmf-config/InitialiseSettings.php: SWAT: [[gerrit:450442|Remove hewiki interface-editor group (T200698)]] (duration: 00m 49s)