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Add upload_by_url user right to all registered users on Commons
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Per T90004 and the original discussion on Commons, we should add the upload_by_url user right to all registered users on Commons. Note that actual use of this right is restricted by a site whitelist, so it's not quite as risky as it sounds. We also limited the number of Flickr images that can be imported at once in T236341.

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kaldari created this task.Apr 30 2020, 12:10 AM
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Change 593357 had a related patch set uploaded (by Kaldari; owner: Kaldari):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Adding upload_by_url user right to all registered users on Commons

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/593357

I've scheduled this to be SWAT deployed tomorrow (April 30) at 18:00–19:00 UTC.

kaldari added a comment.EditedApr 30 2020, 6:17 PM

@AlexisJazz - This has been delayed by a deployment blocker: T251457. Once that bug is fixed and Commons is re-updated to wmf.30, we can reschedule this deployment.

Change 593357 merged by jenkins-bot:
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Adding upload_by_url user right to all registered users on Commons

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/593357

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2020-05-04T18:15:02Z] <urbanecm@deploy1001> Synchronized wmf-config/InitialiseSettings.php: SWAT: c04fbdd: Adding upload_by_url user right to all registered users on Commons (T251474) (duration: 00m 57s)

Urbanecm closed this task as Resolved.Mon, May 4, 6:15 PM
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Deployed.

Josve05a added a subscriber: Josve05a.EditedMon, May 18, 3:47 PM

For documentation purposes, this change broke an unrelated abuse filter on Commons, due to the usage of the upload_by_url right to detect users. https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons_talk:Abuse_filter&oldid=420062168#Filter_153