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XF 1.5 Create user as secret administrator

#1
So, I have an admin account that I created the xenforo board with. I want to keep this one strictly admin, and not use it for posting in the board. However, I want to create another user that I use as a regular posting user, but I want it to have admin permissions as well. However, I do NOT want it to display this user as an administrator.

I applied the administrative as a "secondary group" but it still displays me as an admin. Is there a way to keep it the same as a typical user but with admin permissions?

I do this in part of having a backup admin account in the event one gets hacked, etc.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
Do not add the member to the Administrative user group (you can assign permissions directly to the member instead) and uncheck 'Display user as staff'.
 
#4
Do not add the member to the Administrative user group (you can assign permissions directly to the member instead) and uncheck 'Display user as staff'.
Duh! I totally didn't think of that. Thanks

Custom titles overwrite the global titles that in trying to keep. I wanted the titles to change as they would for any other member promotion, etc.

Thanks again! I'm still new to the system and must have overlooked the individual member permissions.