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XF 1.5 "Administrative" - Not much is checked with Fresh Install? Is this Admin? Check All?

#1
Hello,

I have a fresh install of Xenforo.

Is the user Administrative the admin? Why is not much checked? If I want "admin" that is created to be a super admin or do everything, I just check all and save right?

Why is there not a Super Admin by default, where everything is checked?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#3
In XenForo, administrators and moderators are separate roles. Admins have access to the control panel and don't normally get many permissions on the front-end out of the box. The first member is also a super moderator with all permissions selected.

A super admin is just a user that has access to everything in the control panel. The front-end is always controlled by the permissions applied to that user (groups, user-specific permissions).