Administrator role

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Administrator role.

The Admin (short for Administrator) can do anything and go anywhere in the site. The Admin can edit their profile like any other user.

Assigning users the role of admin

To assign a user the role of admin in Moodle 1.7 onwards:

  1. Access Administration > Users > Permissions > Assign system roles.
  2. Choose the administrator role to assign.
  3. Select a user in the potential users list, and use the left-facing arrow button to add it to the existing users list.

Note: Users should only be assigned the role of admin (i.e. a role with the capability moodle/site:doanything set to allow) in the system context.

Primary administrators

In versions of Moodle prior to 1.7, only the primary admin could create admins or remove admin rights for other users. In Moodle 1.7 onwards there is no primary administrator. However, a duplicate administrator role may be created with slightly fewer capabilities allowed.

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