There should be someone designated to manage your website.  There are information in your website that perhaps you would want to share only to your selected viewers.  Whether your website is a community web portal or business website, you will need an administrator to manage it.  Drupal is an open source content management system which allows users to perform variety of options to include changing how web site looks, how users interact with it, and the kinds of information to display.  But such actions, cannot just be opened to all users of the site but someone has to act as administrator.

An administrator in the Drupal system is considered to be the super administrator.  Site administrators grant permissions for users to create experience using the Drupal system.  He takes charge in the initial configuration.  

The Drupal system includes an Administration Menu which provides a theme-independent administration interface such as navigation, back-end for Drupal.  The Administration Menu is considered to be helpful to new Drupal users coming from other Content Management System, as it is designed in such a way that Drupal site administrators experience real time saving.
The module does not only contain the regular menu items but also include local tasks which allows fast access to any administrative resource and function Drupal installation provides.

The following are steps to assign an admin role:

1. Create your "Administrator" Role if it doesn’t exist already
2. Select menu Admin -> User -> Admin Role
3. Select your role

You can assign other administrators other than the super admin.  Permissions of course, are defined.  In the event that you need to add a new module, you need to update permissions, as a new module will give other administrators automatic permission.  Therefore, if they shouldn’t be granted, you will need to update such.

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