MediaWiki API help

This is an auto-generated MediaWiki API documentation page.

Documentation and examples: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API

action=login (lg)

  • This module only accepts POST requests.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0+

Log in and get authentication cookies.

In the event of a successful log-in, the needed cookies will be included in the HTTP response headers. In the event of a failed log-in, further attempts may be throttled to limit automated password guessing attacks.

Parameters:
lgname

User name.

lgpassword

Password.

lgdomain

Domain (optional).

lgtoken

Login token obtained in first request.

prop=info (in)

  • This module requires read rights.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0+

Get basic page information.

Parameters:
inprop

Which additional properties to get:

protection
List the protection level of each page.
talkid
The page ID of the talk page for each non-talk page.
watched
List the watched status of each page.
watchers
The number of watchers, if allowed.
notificationtimestamp
The watchlist notification timestamp of each page.
subjectid
The page ID of the parent page for each talk page.
url
Gives a full URL, an edit URL, and the canonical URL for each page.
readable
Whether the user can read this page.
preload
Gives the text returned by EditFormPreloadText.
displaytitle
Gives the manner in which the page title is actually displayed.
Values (separate with |): protection, talkid, watched, watchers, notificationtimestamp, subjectid, url, readable, preload, displaytitle
intestactions

Test whether the current user can perform certain actions on the page.

Separate values with |. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).
intoken
Deprecated.

Use action=query&meta=tokens instead.

Values (separate with |): edit, delete, protect, move, block, unblock, email, import, watch
incontinue

When more results are available, use this to continue.

Examples:
Get information about the page Main Page.
api.php?action=query&prop=info&titles=Main%20Page
Get general and protection information about the page Main Page.
api.php?action=query&prop=info&inprop=protection&titles=Main%20Page