How to stop anonymous writing in Mediawiki

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Access: $wgGroupPermissions
Use this to set access rights for groups and users.
Introduced in version: 1.5.0
Removed in version: still in use
Allowed Values: Complex array of boolean values.
Default Value: (see below)

Other settings: Alphabetical | By Function


$wgGroupPermissions is a two-dimensional array indexed by user group and available permissions; for example, "$wgGroupPermissions['user']['edit'] = true;" allows registered users to edit. These groups can be assigned to users through the wiki Special:Userrights interface.

For in-depth documentation, see Help:User rights.

Preventing anonymous user write:  

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;


Extensions such as RenameUser or MakeBot add new rights which can be configured and assigned in the same manner.


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