MediaWiki API help

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meta=userinfo (ui)

(main | query | userinfo)
  • This module requires read rights.

Get information about the current user.

Parameter:
uiprop

Which pieces of information to include:

blockinfo
Tags if the current user is blocked, by whom, and for what reason.
hasmsg
Adds a tag message if the current user has pending messages.
groups
Lists all the groups the current user belongs to.
implicitgroups
Lists all the groups the current user is automatically a member of.
rights
Lists all the rights the current user has.
changeablegroups
Lists the groups the current user can add to and remove from.
options
Lists all preferences the current user has set.
preferencestoken
Deprecated. Get a token to change current user's preferences.
editcount
Adds the current user's edit count.
ratelimits
Lists all rate limits applying to the current user.
realname
Adds the user's real name.
email
Adds the user's email address and email authentication date.
acceptlang
Echoes the Accept-Language header sent by the client in a structured format.
registrationdate
Adds the user's registration date.
unreadcount
Adds the count of unread pages on the user's watchlist (maximum 999; returns 1000+ if more).
Values (separate with |): blockinfo, hasmsg, groups, implicitgroups, rights, changeablegroups, options, preferencestoken, editcount, ratelimits, email, realname, acceptlang, registrationdate, unreadcount
Examples:
Get information about the current user.
api.php?action=query&meta=userinfo
Get additional information about the current user.
api.php?action=query&meta=userinfo&uiprop=blockinfo|groups|rights|hasmsg
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