How can I disable/remove/change "admin" user?

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Hi

I seem to be unable (logged in as a user of the administration group of course) to edit (e.g. password), change in any way or actually delete the "admin" user.

As this user is created by default I think not being able to do anything about this account is a security risk. (just try out one million numbers as passwords - you will be in!)

How can I edit, better DELETE this account (as I have other admin accounts)?

Olaf
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mose replied on at Permalink Reply
mose
You need the admin account. It is the only "administrator" account in Concrete5. That is, it has unfettered access to everything, which is not the same as the Administrators group.

You can change the name of the account, and you can choose a more secure password. Doing both of those things is equivalent to deleting the original account with the advantage of keeping administrator privileges.
ong replied on at Permalink Reply
ong
Hi

well, HOW can I change the account?

I do not see this option!

Olaf
mose replied on at Permalink Reply
mose
1. Go to the dashboard
2. Click on Users and Groups
3. Click the admin user
4. Click the button for "Edit User"
5. Change the username, password or other item
6. Click the button for "Update User"
ong replied on at Permalink Reply 2 Attachments
ong
Hi

well, this does NOT work (see the attached screenshot) - I do NOT have the "edit user" button when I select the admin account, but I do have it on other accounts!

Olaf
mose replied on at Permalink Reply
mose
Let's think about this for a moment. The admin user is the only administrator user in Concrete5. The admin user has access to everything, no matter its current permissions. It is unlikely that you would want just anyone to change the admin account.

You need to be logged into the admin account to make changes to the admin account.
katz515 replied on at Permalink Reply
katz515
Since 5.4.0 non-admin user can pretty much become admin.

So I decided to create another superuser account by using advanced permission mode.

And I disabled "admin" account when I'm not using it.
And I re-activate the "admin" account when I need to use it.

To increase the security of your site, I do:

1. change the username "admin" to something else
2. Disable admin account from other account when I'm not using it.



So I still want to other superuser to be able to disable the admin account.
ong replied on at Permalink Reply
ong
Hi

well, good idea.

But I have a problem:
When I accessed the installation the very first time (as user "admin") I did simply copy and paste the numeric password. I created a new user for the admin group which I always use.
Now I forgot the numbers - I can not even log in as "admin" anymore (e.g. to switch to advanced permissions.

Any idea?

Olaf
ong replied on at Permalink Reply
ong
Hi

ok, helped myself:
I used phpmyadmin to access the database, set a nice litte email address for the "admin" user, activated the account.
Afterwards I used the "forgot password" option to send myself the link for a new admin password.

Works, but well, I still do not understand why this is.

Olaf
PeeVee replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi. I'm relatively new to Concrete5 and have had a developer set up my environment who set themselves up as admin. I want to take control of it now and have changed the password but can't work out how to change the email back to my email address.
How can I change the admin email address?

Thanks in advance

Peter