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6/4/2019 2:23 PM
I just started at a company that uses this craptastic platform and I am suck using it much to my disappoint. My latest  road block is trying to assign user roles so that I don't have to be in the host account to install plug-ins. Is there a way that I can give my co-workers permissions and myself so that we don't all have to use the same account?  I mean it would be the dumbest thing in the world to only allow one role/account to have those permissions, but from what I have seen so far from this turd burger of a platform.
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6/4/2019 4:00 PM

First of all, welcome to the DNN Community. As with any mature platform, there can be a steep learning curve. For the use case you mention, you can actually convert any user to a "Superuser". "host" is the only "Superuser" account included by default. What version of DNN are you using? Once we know that, we can provide more specific details on how to elevate a user to a "Superuser" account.



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6/4/2019 4:03 PM
I'm curious, Carter... What about your website are you experiencing that makes you feel that DNN is "craptastic?"

Will Strohl

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6/6/2019 4:58 PM
Well, that was a nice first post... Welcome to the Dnn Community.

Like David said, you can make any user a SuperUser, it is a security decision to only allow SuperUsers to install extensions. Which makes sense, allowing any role to do anything would mean there would be no difference from an admin to a SuperUser.

As a general rule, administrators can do pretty much everything that relates to a single site (unless there are site groups setup) and SuperUsers can do anything including what affects all sites of an instance. Since extensions affect all sites, this is a SuperUser feature.
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