Creating a Host (Super User) Account


Hosts (also known as Super Users) have full permissions to all sites within the DNN instance. Only a host can promote or demote a user account to or from a host account.

Follow the steps provided in this article to create a host/super user account.



  • DNN Platform
  • Evoq Content
  • Evoq Engage


You need a host/super user account to be able to perform the steps outlined in this article. Hosts have full permissions to all sites in the DNN instance.


Warning: Hosts can revoke permissions from or demote another host.

  1. Go to Persona Bar > Manage > Users.


  2. Click Add User.

    Add User button

  3. Enter the user's information.

    Add New User

    Field Description

    If enabled (On), the user is immediately subscribed to the Registered User role and to other roles that have Auto Assignment enabled.

    If disabled (Off), the user account is created but not authorized. An administrator must authorize the user account before the user can access areas of the website that are restricted to Registered User members.

    Random Password  

    If enabled (On), the system generates a random password. Otherwise, you must provide a password.

    Password If the site is configured with password rules (e.g., minimum length), the initial password you assign must obey those password rules.
    Send An Email To New User   If checked, the user is notified by email that the account is created. It can be checked at a later time to send the email belatedly.
  4. Search for the user account.

    1. Use the Search Users textbox to search by User Account fields, such as First Name, Last Name, User Name, or Email Address.

    2. Filter the displayed accounts by type, using the Show dropdown.

    User List > Search field and Show dropdown

  5. Click the ellipses icon for the user, then select Make Super User.

    User List > find the user > ellipses icon > Make Superuser


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