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XF 1.4 new Super Admin - add to User Groups = all?

#1
Hi,
I'm curious, when you make someone a super-admin (library/config.php), do you also add them to all User Groups? Is that how you avoid any future restrictions for him to manage the whole forum top to bottom?

Thanks!
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
That's not necessary.

Permissions are cumulative.
See the guide in my signature for how best to set them up.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
Set them as a super administrator which will grant them all permissions in the ACP.

Front end permissions are handled via the user groups.
 
#5
So you're saying that the mere fact of being a Super Admin would already give them full access? When I click his name in the ACP, settings are not checked/selected for User Groups. It had to be done manually. I don't yet know what the difference is between "Front end permissions" and this.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#6
Front end permissions are those covered by the user group permissions.

A super administrator always has full access to all parts of the ACP.
 
#7
Front end permissions are those covered by the user group permissions.

A super administrator always has full access to all parts of the ACP.
So, just to be sure: this means that a super admin has full access to every setting, whether accessed via the ACP, or via the forum's pop-ups, threads settings, etc. ?
 
#9
Hi Brogan,

I want to give the super admin access to EVERYTHING, not just in the ACP, but anywhere there are settings to be used across the forum. That is what I need to set up.
 

rainmotorsports

Well-known member
#10
The fact is you can use user group permissions to revoke permissions. If you add a user to all user groups you can in theory cause them to have less permissions.

Create a user group for your super admin. Assign that and only that to them end of story.
 

rainmotorsports

Well-known member
#12
Minor correction. Set that as their secondary end of story. All I'm saying is he wasn't getting what you were saying. There is a really simple solution. You can tell him all day but you cant understand it for him.
 
#13
Thanks @rainmotorsports, you get that I didn't get it.

I will look into your advice to create a new user group called Super Admin and set all Secondary to all. That makes sense. For now, I have set all the individuals with a super admin status this way, individually.

Andre