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XF 1.4 What is the difference between "Admin" and "SuperAdmin"

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by tonnyz, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. tonnyz

    tonnyz Member

    What is the difference between "Admin" and "SuperAdmin" ?

    1) Do they just differ on which checkbox permissions checked in ACP (SuperAdmin gets all checked) ?

    2) Or is a SuperAdmin simply a title for the id used for initial XF installation with NO other functional / privilege difference with Admins who get all ACP permission checked ?

    3) Is the id used for initial XF installation have any unique privilege which any other id will not get forever (can not be gotten even if permitted from ACP, OR no ACP setting can enable this permission for other ids) ?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    Not sure I've seen a complete list but I know that only Super Admins can see this page in the ACP Users > Administrators

    One needs to be a superadmin to can create regular admins.
     
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  3. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Super admins have all admin permissions without being explicitly granted them, and can add, edit & remove administrators.

    Some of their pages & actions must also be confirmed with a password.

    Liam
     
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  4. tonnyz

    tonnyz Member

    Thanks, is there any other difference aside from the accessibility of some particular pages in ACP and the auto-granted-permission ?

    One more question:
    Will it bring any bad effect if I revoke the superadmin title from my first user ? (id=1)
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    A title is just a title.

    It has no bearing or relevance on permissions and functionality.
     
  6. tonnyz

    tonnyz Member

    @Brogan
    :D

    Will it bring any bad effect if I revoke the superadmin title from my first user ? (id=1)
     
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I believe I just answered that.
     
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  8. tonnyz

    tonnyz Member

    oo, I see, thx :D
     
  9. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    It won't have any negative issues, but you MUST make sure you grant the relevant admin permissions before doing so.

    If the user is a super admin, then the admin permission check returns true before it checks the actual permission. From what I recall, by default the initial user actually has no admin permissions granted.

    Liam
     

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