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Is it possible to give someone an admin permission but not make them Staff?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by tehelgee, May 4, 2016.

  1. tehelgee

    tehelgee Member

    On my forum, we have a position called Stylist, who are granted the sole admin permission of editing themes.

    I want to make those with that permission to not be Staff. Is that possible?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Uncheck the 'display user as staff' option on the user profile page in the ACP.
  3. tehelgee

    tehelgee Member

    Will that permit them to be put on the ignore list?
  4. DarkGizmo

    DarkGizmo Active Member

    It should, and there's a way to only grant them style & language permissions.

    In the admin CP go to users > Administrators > Add Administrator, type in the user you want to grant admin access to, then select the areas in the admin CP they're allowed access to, hit save.

    They will appear as a regular member to everyone else and won't appear on the staff list at all, but will be able to access the specified sections of the admin CP. Good for your 'stylist' group. :) Hope this helped!
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  5. tehelgee

    tehelgee Member

    That's exactly what I want. Appear as a regular user to everyone else, including being ignored if a user decides to do so, and only access to the styles section of the ACP.
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  6. DarkGizmo

    DarkGizmo Active Member

    So do as me and Brogan said. Keep their primary membergroup as a membr or the 'stylist' group if you have one, and where it says Administrators, make them an admin.....here is a snapshot:

    As you can see, I show where you an accomplish this. I've made the user "Username123" have access to the admin CP styles & languages area and the ability to rebuild caches, and nothing else. They will appear as a regular member as long as you:
    1)Don't change their primary group
    2) Do not check "Display as Staff" when editing their profile, which you do not need to do to make them an incognito administrator.

    Attached Files:

  7. tehelgee

    tehelgee Member

    I've done this, and it appears to be functioning just as I want it to.

    Thank you and @Brogan both for the assistance. :)
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  8. DarkGizmo

    DarkGizmo Active Member

    Anytime buddy! Happy to help. :)

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