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.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0-or-later

Block a user.

Parameters:
user

Username, IP address, or IP address range to block. Cannot be used together with userid

Type: user name
userid

User ID to block. Cannot be used together with user.

Type: integer
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).

Type: boolean (details)
nocreate

Prevent account creation.

Type: boolean (details)
autoblock

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

Type: boolean (details)
noemail

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

Type: boolean (details)
hidename

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

Type: boolean (details)
allowusertalk

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

Type: boolean (details)
reblock

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

Type: boolean (details)
watchuser

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

Type: boolean (details)
tags

Change tags to apply to the entry in the block log.

Values (separate with | or alternative): spam, wiki-scripts
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 [open in sandbox]
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 [open in sandbox]