MediaWiki API help

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Documentation and examples: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API

action=block

(main | block)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module requires write rights.
  • This module only accepts POST requests.

Block a user.

Parameters:
user

Username, IP address, or IP range to block.

This parameter is required.
expiry

Expiry time. May be relative (e.g. 5 months or 2 weeks) or absolute (e.g. 2014-09-18T12:34:56Z). If set to infinite, indefinite, or never, the block will never expire.

Default: never
reason

Reason for block.

Default: (empty)
anononly

Block anonymous users only (i.e. disable anonymous edits for this IP address).

nocreate

Prevent account creation.

autoblock

Automatically block the last used IP address, and any subsequent IP addresses they try to login from.

noemail

Prevent user from sending email through the wiki. (Requires the blockemail right).

hidename

Hide the username from the block log. (Requires the hideuser right).

allowusertalk

Allow the user to edit their own talk page (depends on $wgBlockAllowsUTEdit).

reblock

If the user is already blocked, overwrite the existing block.

watchuser

Watch the user's or IP address's user and talk pages.

token

A "csrf" token retrieved from action=query&meta=tokens

This parameter is required.
Examples:
Block IP address 192.0.2.5 for three days with reason First strike.
api.php?action=block&user=192.0.2.5&expiry=3%20days&reason=First%20strike&token=123ABC
Block user Vandal indefinitely with reason Vandalism, and prevent new account creation and email sending.
api.php?action=block&user=Vandal&expiry=never&reason=Vandalism&nocreate=&autoblock=&noemail=&token=123ABC
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