Giving permissions for a group to change pw's

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Giving permissions for a group to change pw's

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I want to give Global Moderators (or another "Support" group) permission to change passwords, is this possible? Or is there a way to limit access to the ACP? i.e; only get some tabs in ACP
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Re: Giving permissions for a group to change pw's

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To change users passwords?

They would need the admin permission of 'can manage users' but they'll have access to most of the profile.

Users can already change their own passwords though.
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Re: Giving permissions for a group to change pw's

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Thanks Kevin, I haven't touched phpBB in a while. So if I want to give "can manage users" to 'Global Moderators'...where/how in ACP?
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Re: Giving permissions for a group to change pw's

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Looks like 'Global Moderators' already have this setting as Yes.
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It's an admin permission, not a moderator one, so they shouldn't have it already.

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add the global mods group to the top right box and choose to edit permissions.
Then choose advanced permissions > users and groups tab > can manage users YES

And make sure everything else is on NO or NEVER
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Re: Giving permissions for a group to change pw's

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Kevin Clark wrote:It's an admin permission, not a moderator one, so they shouldn't have it already.

Permissions
administrators
add the global mods group to the top right box and choose to edit permissions.
Then choose advanced permissions > users and groups tab > can manage users YES

And make sure everything else is on NO or NEVER
Yep, this was already set as that. Can I give you the forum Admin credentials to check?
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Re: Giving permissions for a group to change pw's

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Made a test user, and all seems to be working as normal, thanks.
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Re: Giving permissions for a group to change pw's

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One thing I've noticed in the ACP, my 'Global Moderators' seem to have a little too much in there than they should. For example, some 3rd party MODs (User Reminder 1.0.5 for example).
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Re: Giving permissions for a group to change pw's

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I suspect the MOD installation auto allocates some permissions to NO as a setup and precaution, then allowing you to set them as you want.

Personally, I only have the administrators group with admin permissions. It's a powerful position so I wouldn't want to risk giving the wrong access to the wrong people.

Even on big boards, not much needs admin intervention. I've got a board with 15,000 members and I hardly ever need to set passwords for people who've forgotten or change usernames if they want, etc. So I'd be cautious about giving admin permissions unless it;s something you get asked to do every day or every week.
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