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Assign/Create a user and give System Admin right

Postby chewr » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:59 am

Hi! I'm a newbie to OCS.

I have a question here, and hope someone will help me:

I just setup a OCS system, and there has only one "God like" admin account. Is there anyway to create or assign a user to have that "God like" admin right so that they can create new conference by themselves?

Provided that I'm not too familiar with mySQL and sql commands. Please help me with step by step instructions.

Thanks.
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Re: Assign/Create a user and give System Admin right

Postby ramon » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:49 pm

Hello chwer,

We recommend that you search the forum before posting questions and, IF you can't find a suitable answer, then post it.

If you have access to your database (either via PHPMyAdmin - PHP Web interface for MySQL, or PGAdmin - PHP Web Interface for PostgreSQL, or command line) use the INSERT command detailed in this post.

Change the user_id for the one you wish to provide full Admin Access.

You may consider, in this type of situation, to register a group email account for the Admin, instead of single-person account or creating multiple Admins.
Although more people will read the messages, at least one person will receive it, read it and take action.

It's up to you to decide the best practices in this case.
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