The administrator (You – throughout the guides) is responsible for managing an individual instance of phpList. Not all admins have equal rights. Some can use all the functions in phpList, some can only use a few functions. These rights are called permissions, and they are set by SuperAdmins.
SuperAdmins have all permissions on the system: They can create, edit and remove administrators, and change the admins' permissions, including the permissions of other SuperAdmins. Restricted Admins, on the other hand, are admins who have restricted permissions on the system. Example: One admin may be allowed to send messages, another may be allowed to view users, etc. It is important to set the permissions properly depending on the needs of your admin.
Permissions, or admin privileges can be set during the process of modifying an Admin’s functions. This can be performed in a variety of ways. You can access ‘Administrator functions’ from the dashboard, or you can select from a variety of administrator options in the “Config Menu Dropdown.”
Within the ‘Administrator functions’ section of the Dashboard, you have the option to add, edit and remove administrators or Configure attributes for administrators.
Configure admin attributes by either navigating through the ‘Config’ Menu Dropdown, or selecting Configure Attributes for Administrators from the dashboard.
Administrator attributes are similar to attributes for subscribers, but they pertain to a different “user.” Attributes can be defined, added, ordered, and marked as required within the “Configure Administrator Attributes” page.