Administrators have extra permissions beyond what the average user has. What permissions an administrator has on the intranet depends on the administrator role they have been assigned and what permissions that role has been given.
Super admins can view and edit all content and forms on the intranet when they are in Admin mode, and they can access all Admin panel screens. Super admins can create and edit other administrator roles and give the roles unique permissions for viewing content and forms and accessing admin pages. To learn more, see Admin roles and permissions.
To see who has administrator access and to manage the site administrator, please see Manage administrators.
Access Admin mode and Admin panel
Whether you have access to Admin mode or the Admin panel is dependent on the permissions given to your administrator role. To learn more, see Admin roles and permissions.
To access the Admin panel or enter Admin mode, click on your name or profile photo in the top right of the App toolbar. In the menu that opens, click on the toggle beside Admin mode to switch it to ON and view the site with your administrator permissions on. When Admin mode is set to ON, your profile photo in the top right will show with a colored border and a tool icon to indicate that you are in Admin mode. In that same menu, click Admin panel to go to the Admin panel - it is not necessary be in Admin mode to go to the Admin panel.
To make a user an administrator
Only super admins are able to assign administrator permissions. Other admins who have access to the user management admin page can view and sort users with different administrator permissions.
- Go to the ThoughtFarmer Admin Panel: Users & security section > User management page.
- Use the filter, sort, and query tools to find the desired user (see Find users for more info).
- Click the gear icon in the Action column to the right of the user, and click Edit account in the menu that opens.
- Select the checkbox "Allow this user to administer Intranet?" (where Intranet is your intranet's name) in the Account Information section. More checkboxes for Administrator roles will appear.
- Select the checkbox(es) for the Administrator role(s) that you want the user to have.
- Click Save.