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admin self-removed permissions

Post by civion »

Hello,

A board admin was going to promote me to admin status to help him out, however when he copied permissions over he copied mine (registered user) against his name and so he has locked himself out of the ACP

The board is approx 3 years old (?) and has a fair number of posts so re-installing the board isn't really an option.

There is still a user name admin listed in 'the team' - if the owner of the board access via this id and if so is there a default password ?

If not can he change his user id permissions in phpmyadmin and if so whats the proceedure ?

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How does one "copy permissions"?
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All I know is he said he was going to copy his permissions to my user id in the ACP and ended up getting them the wrong way round.

I looked on 'the team' and he has definitely demoted himself down to a normal user
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have him use phpmyadmin. find his username, set user type to 3


like brf said, I don't know how you "copy user permissions" from one person to another.
however, if he wants to make you an admin you simply add your username to the admin group.

have him log in, administrate your username. click on the drop downl box at the top right of that page.
choose groups
add you to the admin group

done.

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Thank you very much for your help
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If anyone has a founder account they would still be able to set permissions regardless of their admin status.
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It would be better if he posted here, so he can describe what he did.
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civion wrote:All I know is he said he was going to copy his permissions to my user id in the ACP and ended up getting them the wrong way round.

I looked on 'the team' and he has definitely demoted himself down to a normal user
As the others explained, there is no way to copy permissions from one user to another. Nor is there any "promote" or "demote". Usually permissions are not assigned directly to individual users. Permissions are assigned to groups, then users are added to the group so they inherit the permissions. The easiest way to assign the standard admin permissions to a user is to add that user to the Administrators group.
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