Super Admin vs admin?

Hi guys,

First off, for some background, I am running a self-hosted instance only accessible on my internal network. Hosted on a VM using Ubuntu Server 22.04.

My question is, is there a way to create multiple "super admin"s? Basically what I mean is the owner/creator user of the passbolt server seems to have way more permissions than users that are given the “admin” Role. The reason for this need is I’ll be sharing ownership of this server with another member of IT in my small company. I want us both to have the same abilities to manage it.

I’m using the term “super admin” to specify someone who has the ability to do everything the creator is able to do.


I may have answered my own question. It looks like I can make an administrator account using the following command in the terminal:

sudo su -s /bin/bash -c “/usr/share/php/passbolt/bin/cake passbolt register_user -i” www-data

The new admin appears to have the same or similar abilities to the creator of the server.

Hello @Sagafx :wink:

This is exactly what you are saying, there is no super-administrator role, the only two roles that are present are user and admin. When you create the instance, you are by default an administrator, no more permissions than another admin.

Anyway, don’t forget that with great powers comes great responsibility :wink: enjoy passbolt

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