Make a user an administrator

How to make a user a ThoughtFarmer administrator

Giving a user administrator access means they can access the Admin panel and perform any task there. It also means they can bypass all security on pages throughout ThoughtFarmer when they enter "Admin mode". To see who has administrator access and to manage the site administrator, please see Manage administrators.

Access Admin mode and Admin panel

To access the Admin panel or enter Admin Mode, click on your name or profile photo in the top right of the Application Toolbar. In the menu that opens, click on the toggle beside Admin Mode to switch it to ON and view the site as an administrator. 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 to have Admin Mode ON to go to the Admin panel.


To make a user an administrator:

  1. Go to the ThoughtFarmer Admin Panel: Users & security section > User management page.
  2. Use the filter, sort, and query tools to find the desired user (see Find users for more info).
  3. Click the gear icon in the Action column to the right of the user, and click Edit account in the menu that opens.
  4. Select the checkbox "Allow this user to administer Intranet?" (where Intranet is your intranet's name) in the Account Information section.


  5. Click Save.
The Edit user account link is also available to administrators in the lower left when editing a user's profile.