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CheckUser is a restricted special page, available only to stewards and system administrators. CheckUser allows authorized users to check and view what IP addresses have been used by user accounts – data which is normally hidden. They can also view some other technical information about browsers and user clients.
A log of CheckUser actions is kept privately. Due to the sensitivity of the tool, CheckUser rights will not be granted to any non-stewards or sysadmins except under exceptional circumstances. Administrators, however, can test the tool on their own account and IP address only.
|User Rights - Request permissions|
|Included in Administrator||all • Autochecked users • Autoconfirmed users • Autopatrol • Chat moderators • Editors • Patrollers • Researchers • Reviewers • Translate administrator • Users|
|Included in Bureaucrat||Can assign administrator, bureaucrat and all included rights|
|Other||Bots • CheckUser • Confirmed • Example users • Interface administrators • Interwiki administrators • Stewards • Suppress • System Administrators • Users blocked from chat|