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You can have several levels of Admins in your site. Each level gives the associated user the access and management privileges that are necessary to fulfill their administrator role and its related set of responsibilities in your organization.
The Admin role determines the set of responsibilities, as described below.
NOTE: Each role has a default, pre-defined (by Higher Logic) set of permissions that determine its level of access within your site; each role's permissions are defined by Higher Logic and cannot be changed.
- Super Admins have the highest level of access to a site: They can do everything Site and Community Admins can do and they have access to a host of Super Admin-only tools and functionality, all accessible from the Admin interface.
- Community Admins can update their community's join and view permissions, add and remove Community Admin access, add new members, restrict and remove current members, run reports, email members, moderate Discussion and Library items, manage community events, manage any community Volunteer Opportunities, and more.
- Site Admins can update their site's layout, apply a theme, upload site imagery, set up advertisements, manage their Volunteer program, use the CMS to edit, create, and remove pages and content, and more.
TIP: Learn how to manage your various Admins in Manage Site, Community, and Super Admins.
Task-specific admin users
In addition to the Admin levels mentioned above, a community can have lower-level admin-type users who assist with a dedicated set of tasks.
- Community Moderators assist with moderating user-created content for a community. This role can be designated to select users by Community Admins, Super Admins, and (by request) Higher Logic staff. See Community Moderators to learn more.
- Volunteer Admins help manage (create opportunities, manage volunteers) your Volunteer Program. This role can be designated to select users by Community Admins and Super Admins. See Volunteer Admins to learn more.