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Requesting access to WMF Production for Kavitha Appakayala
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Requestor provided information and prerequisites

This section is to be completed by the individual requesting access.

  • Wikitech username: Kappakayala
  • Email address:
  • SSH public key (must be a separate key from Wikimedia cloud SSH access):
  • Requested group membership: WMF production and Cloud VPS
  • Reason for access: I am part of Site Reliability Engineering and will need access to production for triaging and debugging purposes.
  • Name of approving party (manager for WMF/WMDE staff): Mark Bergsma
  • Ensure you have signed the L3 Wikimedia Server Access Responsibilities document:
  • Please coordinate obtaining a comment of approval on this task from the approving party.

SRE Clinic Duty Confirmation Checklist for Access Requests

This checklist should be used on all access requests to ensure that all steps are covered, including expansion to existing access. Please double check the step has been completed before checking it off.

This section is to be confirmed and completed by a member of the SRE team.

  • - User has signed the L3 Acknowledgement of Wikimedia Server Access Responsibilities Document.
  • - User has a valid NDA on file with WMF legal. (All WMF Staff/Contractor hiring are covered by NDA. Other users can be validated via the NDA tracking sheet)
  • - User has provided the following: wikitech 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 shared 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 (sponsor for volunteers, manager for wmf staff)
  • - access request (or expansion) has sign off of group approver indicated by the approval field in data.yaml

For additional details regarding access request requirements, please see

Event Timeline

Hi and welcome. Please provide your SSH public key (production must be a separate key from Cloud VPS).

Clement_Goubert changed the task status from Open to In Progress.Jan 23 2023, 11:16 AM
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Hi @Kappakayala,

Please read and sign the Acknowledgement of Wikimedia Server Access Responsibilities Document, as well as provide an SSH public key that I will verify out of band with you.

Clement_Goubert moved this task from Backlog to Acknowledged on the SRE board.

I 've synced up with Kavitha as her onboarding buddy (this ticket is actually part of the onboarding process for SRE). We will be following principle of least privilege for now and we 'll revisit this when/if she needs access to production.