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Temporary Accounts Initiative (IP Masking) - Add user_is_temp to data tables
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Description

Background/Goal

The Temporary Accounts Initiative (formerly IP Masking) will have an impact on how we analyze users (editors, registrations etc.). In T333223 we asked the MediaWiki team to help us identify a temporary user in the upstream tables and they have added a new Boolean field called user_is_temp in the user table.

We need to add a similar field in the downstream data tables that rely on the mediawiki user table to help identify temporary users. See tables and fields needed listed below

KR/Hypothesis(Initiative)

[Committed] Temporary Accounts for Unregistered Editors

Success metrics

  • How we will measure success

Example areas:

  • Deadlines
  • User satisfaction : querying this data becomes easier using our existing data tables
  • Performance
  • Accessibility : we will be able to clearly identify and report on which users have registered using the registration process or had a temporary account created for them to avoid displaying their IP addresses
  • Maintenance
  • Movement impact
  • Scalability
  • Data Quality
  • Integration
  • Compliance

In scope

  • known scope

The following tables should get a new field similar to user_is_temp (reference document)

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Out of Scope

  • known boundaries

Artifacts & Resources

IP Masking impacted Data tables
IP Masking Impact on Data Pipelines: Work Breakdown Structure

Link to diagrams
Link to specifications, architecture and design docs
Link to product one pagers

Event Timeline

Mayakp.wiki triaged this task as Medium priority.Feb 5 2024, 8:17 PM
Mayakp.wiki created this task.

FYI, based on the results of T337103, user_is_anonymous and its siblings should be false for temporary users.

Also, I'd suggest making the field user_is_temporary rather than user_is_temp. That would be in line with our usual practice of spelling things out fully, and also probably slightly more accessible.

mw:User account types is the best reference on the difference between IP, temporary, and permanent users.