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Administration Password
« on: September 28, 2018, 02:25:14 pm »
Six months ago the Administrator and Founder of the website of which I am a member indicated his wish to retire from his duties. He invited other members to replace him. Two of us did so and the Administration Password was passed on to us.

I now wish to change that password for reasons of internal security. The former Administrator has posted on the forum that he is returning as "temporary administrator". This is an intolerable situation for the current administrators.

My question is: can I change the password without this change being in some way reversed or overridden by the former administrator?

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Re: Administration Password
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 02:30:59 pm »
You would have to remove him as admin.
There is no admin password. The only passwords that exist are the ones to your forum's account.
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Re: Administration Password
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 09:04:27 am »
Thank you for your response.

Unfortunately I do not think that I explained myself clearly enough.

Each member of the forum has his or her individual password. When I took over as administrator I was provided by the ex-administrator with a distinct password which he had used and which I now use to long-on as administrator. When I do so my username is "administrator".I have now changed both that password and the email address.

You refer in your answer to "your forum's account". Does this mean that there is some additional or further password which gives access to "the forum's account" and which could, for example, be used to delete the entire forum?

Can you clarify for me how or where I would access the account for the forum.

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Re: Administration Password
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 09:22:52 am »
Forum account is your login to the forum. There is one per person/per email address. It is the login created when you signup for the forum.
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