|This page in a nutshell: Interface administrators are highly trusted users able to edit all CSS/JS/JSON pages, gadgets, and MediaWiki messages.|
The ability to edit CSS/JS that is executed in other users' browsers is very powerful and potentially dangerous in the hands of a malicious user; interface administrators should be users who are highly trusted, have at least a basic understanding of CSS and JS, are aware of the privacy expectations of Wikimedia wikis, and have a decent understanding of how to secure their account (choosing strong and unique passwords, avoiding malware infection, and using two-factor authentication).
The Wikimedia Foundation requires 2FA for this role.
There are currently 2 interface administrators:
Bureaucrats may grant or remove interface administrator access to any current administrator requesting access at the Wikibooks:Requests for permissions. Requests must remain open for a minimum of 24 hours for community review.
Removal of permissions
Permission should be removed via WB:RFP in the following circumstances:
- Interface administrators who have made no edits or other logged action for at least 12 months
- Voluntary request by the interface administrator.
- If access is misused, by consensus on Wikibooks:Reading room/Administrative Assistance.
- Upon removal of administrator access, for any reason.