Extension: BlueSpicePrivacy

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Management page for user privacy settings

State: stable Dependency: BlueSpice
Developer: HalloWelt License: GPL-3.0-only
Type: BlueSpice Category: Security
Edition: BlueSpice pro, BlueSpice farm, BlueSpice cloud Version: 4.1+


Note:This extension is no longer bundled with BlueSpice free starting v. 4.2.

The extension Privacy allows users to maintain their privacy and enables site maintainers to comply with the GDPR.

Users can:

  • Request anonymization: The requests are directed to a site administrator for approval. If approved, the user is anonymized by the system.
  • Request removal: The requests are directed to a site administrator for approval. If approved, the user is deleted from the system with all their data.
  • Retrieve all data stored about them in the system.
  • Give and revoke consent to the privacy policy.

It allows site administrators to:

  • Manage anonymisation and deletion requests.
  • Get an overview of the privacy policy and cookie consent of all users.

User for automated tests

For the special test user NoConsentWikiSysop, the privacy consent requirement is bypassed, allowing automated test access to the wiki.

Technical Information

This information applies to BlueSpice 4. Technical details for BlueSpice cloud can differ in some cases.


  • MediaWiki: 1.39.0
  • BlueSpiceFoundation: 4.3

Integrates into

  • BlueSpicePrivacy
  • Notifications

Special pages

  • PrivacyAdmin
  • PrivacyCenter
  • PrivacyConsent
  • PrivacyPages


Name Description Role
bs-privacy-admin Execute Privacy administrative action admin, accountmanager


Name Value
PrivacyConsentTypes array ( 'privacy-policy' => 'bs-privacy-prefs-consent-privacy-policy', 'terms-of-service' => 'bs-privacy-prefs-consent-tos', )
PrivacyCookieAcceptMandatory true
PrivacyCookieConsentProvider 'native-mw'
PrivacyDeleteUsername 'DeletedUser'
PrivacyEnableRequests true
PrivacyPrivacyPolicyLink ''
PrivacyPrivacyPolicyMandatory false
PrivacyPrivacyPolicyOnLogin true
PrivacyRequestDeadline 30
PrivacyTermsOfServiceLink ''

API Modules

  • bs-privacy
  • bs-privacy-get-all-consents
  • bs-privacy-get-requests


Cookie settings overview

$wgCookiePrefixBlockID This is usually the block ID concatenated with an HMAC in order to avoid spoofing (T152951), but if wgSecretKey is not set will just be the block ID. necessary, if block exists
$wgCookiePrefixUseDC A cookie to tell all CDN edge nodes to "stick" the user to the DC that handles this POST request (e.g. the "master" data center). necessary, if in use
$wgCookiePrefixUseCDNCache Have the user briefly bypass CDN so ChronologyProtector works for cacheable URLs. comfort
$wgCookiePrefixUserID ID of the logged in user ( only for logged in users ) necessary
$wgCookiePrefixUserName Username of logged in user ( only for logged in users ) necessary
$wgCookiePrefix_session Session ID for the current session necessary
$wgCookiePrefixmwuser-sessionId Client-side session ID necessary
$wgCookiePrefixforceHTTPS Force HTTPS for logins necessary
$wgCookiePrefixLoggedOut Force HTTPS for logins comfort
$wgCookiePrefixnotificationFlag Used for Echo notifications comfort
$wgCookiePrefix_MWCookieConsent State of the user's cookie consent necessary
$wgCookiePrefixVEE Visual editor - user preference - VisualMode or wikitext comfort
$wgCookiePrefixBlueSpiceDiscovery State of various stateful components in the skin comfort


Test status: 2-testing complete
Checked for: Web, Authoring tool
Last test date: 2022-08-08
WCAG level: AA
WCAG support: partially supports (workaround: no)
  • Login step: checkboxes to confirm privacy policies do not receive initial focus. erm: 29401

Special:Privacy_Center page: check icons are not labelled erm:31373

Extension type: core
Extension focus: reader