A protected page is a page where only certain groups of users can edit and/or move the page. For protected files, uploading can be restricted as well. Only users with protection rights can change the protection level of a page or image. Most commonly, wiki guardians and administrators have these rights.

Users with protection rights will see the option in the action menu accessible by hovering the mouse cursor over a downward pointed arrow in the top right of the page, usually near the search box. Depending on the page's current level of protection, it may say either "Protect" or "Change protection".

Determining if a page is protected

Guardians and administrators

When to protect a page

When not to protect pages

Namespace protection

Requests for edits to protected pages

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