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Installing Foswiki: Define the administrator users

Administrators have read and write access to any topic, regardless of any access controls that have been applied to the topic or its web. After installing Foswiki, you should register a user that you will use to administer Foswiki. To more easily debug access control issues, you may want to have a regular Foswiki user account for daily use, and a special one for administering your site.

To make a user an administrator, add the WikiName for the user to the AdminGroup, defined in the Main.AdminGroup topic in your Foswiki installation.

To add an initial administrator to the AdminGroup, perform the following steps:

  • If you are not already logged in with your WikiName, then login.
  • Go to the Main.AdminGroup topic and select the "internal admin login" link. Login using the password you set on the configure page.
  • After logging as the internal admin, edit the Main.AdminGroup topic. Follow the instructions on the page carefully and add your WikiName to the group.
  • Test that you have been added successfully: On the Main.AdminGroup page, select the "Logout link" and logout from being the internal admin. Select the "Edit" link for the Main.AdminGroup page. If you successfully added yourself as an admin user, you should see the edit page.

Once the AdminGroup is no longer empty, then any member of the group can add subsequent members — you do not have to use the internal admin login.

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