MediaWiki API help

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Documentation and examples:


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

Validate a password against the wiki's password policies.

Validity is reported as Good if the password is acceptable, Change if the password may be used for login but must be changed, or Invalid if the password is not usable.

Specific parameters:
Other general parameters are available.

Password to validate.

This parameter is required.

Username, for use when testing account creation. The named user must not exist.

Type: user, by any of username and user ID (e.g. "#12345")

Email address, for use when testing account creation.


Real name, for use when testing account creation.

Validate the password foobar for the current user.
api.php?action=validatepassword&password=foobar [open in sandbox]
Validate the password qwerty for creating user Example.
api.php?action=validatepassword&password=querty&user=Example [open in sandbox]