Create a Wikimedia developer account

Developer account usernames are commonly either the same as a user's Wikimedia account username or their real name. 150 characters or fewer.

Your shell username will be used when logging into Toolforge, other Wikimedia VPS or Wikimedia production hosts using SSH. This name is typically shorter than a wiki username. It must be no more than 32 characters, start with a-z, and can only contain lowercase a-z, 0-9 and - characters.


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It is recommended to use a unique password that you are not using on any other website.

Enter the same password as before, for verification.


This is a new signup process for Wikimedia Developer accounts. If you experience any errors or issues signing up please contact the Infrastructure Foundations team at Include as much information as you are comfortable with. Especially the time of day will be helpful for reviewing logs, remember to include your timezone.

By creating a Wikimedia Developer account and the related services, you agree to comply with the Terms of Use for Wikimedia Cloud Services and the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces. In particular, you agree not to collect, store, or share private data or personally identifiable information, such as user names, passwords, or IP addresses from the individuals using your project, except when complying with the conditions listed in the Terms of Use.

Creating or using a Wikimedia developer account will publicly expose information to other users of Wikimedia Cloud Services: The email address you associate with your Wikimedia developer account will be publicly visible. When connecting to virtual machines in Wikimedia Cloud VPS using SSH, your IP address will be recorded and may be visible to other users of Cloud VPS or Toolforge.