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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

User to block.

Type: user, by any of user name, IP, IP range and user ID (e.g. "#12345")
userid
Deprecated.

Specify user=#ID instead.

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):
partial

Block user from specific pages or namespaces rather than the entire site.

Type: boolean (details)
pagerestrictions

List of titles to block the user from editing. Only applies when partial is set to true.

Type: page title
Separate values with | or alternative.
Maximum number of values is 10.
Only accepts pages that exist.
namespacerestrictions

List of namespace IDs to block the user from editing. Only applies when partial is set to true.

Values (separate with | or alternative): 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 110, 111, 420, 421, 500, 501, 502, 503, 710, 711, 828, 829, 1200, 1201, 1202, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2900, 2901
To specify all values, use *.
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 a reason.
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 a reason, 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]