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action=protect

(main | protect)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module requires write rights.
  • This module only accepts POST requests.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0-or-later

Change the protection level of a page.

Parameters:
title

Title of the page to (un)protect. Cannot be used together with pageid.

pageid

ID of the page to (un)protect. Cannot be used together with title.

Type: integer
protections

List of protection levels, formatted action=level (e.g. edit=sysop). A level of all means everyone is allowed to take the action, i.e. no restriction.

Note: Any actions not listed will have restrictions removed.

This parameter is required.
Separate values with | or alternative. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).
expiry

Expiry timestamps. If only one timestamp is set, it'll be used for all protections. Use infinite, indefinite, infinity, or never, for a never-expiring protection.

Separate values with | or alternative. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).
Default: infinite
reason

Reason for (un)protecting.

Default: (empty)
tags

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

Values (separate with | or alternative): spam, wiki-scripts
cascade

Enable cascading protection (i.e. protect transcluded templates and images used in this page). Ignored if none of the given protection levels support cascading.

Type: boolean (details)
watch
Deprecated.

If set, add the page being (un)protected to the current user's watchlist.

Type: boolean (details)
watchlist

Unconditionally add or remove the page from the current user's watchlist, use preferences or do not change watch.

One of the following values: watch, unwatch, preferences, nochange
Default: preferences
token

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

This parameter is required.