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A fellow set up a Contribute site on one of our servers, and sent "Publisher" Connection Keys to our clients, and to his colleagues (including me) within our company. He set himself up as the Administrator of the site. Now he has left the company. We want to update the Administrator for this site. However, we are just "Publishers", so when we go My Connections -> highlight the site -> Edit, all we get is "Import Connection Key" dialog box. We don't get anything that gives us the ability to update Administrator. Where do we go, where do we look, ...

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    A fellow set up a Contribute site on one of our servers, and sent "Publisher"
    Connection Keys to our clients, and to his colleagues (including me) within our
    company. He set himself up as the Administrator of the site. Now he has left
    the company. We want to update the Administrator for this site. However, we are
    just "Publishers", so when we go My Connections -> highlight the site -> Edit,
    all we get is "Import Connection Key" dialog box. We don't get anything that
    gives us the ability to update Administrator.

    Where do we go, where do we look, to change the Administrator?

    L. H-K Guest

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    Default Re: Changing Administrators

    Create a new connection to the site (>Edit>My Connections), using your ftp
    data. You will then be able to set yourself up as the administrator. If you do
    not want the old administrator to be able to login, you will have to change the
    ftp password first of course. That's a problem with Contribute, that old users
    can still login if they have ftp-info and/or a connection key...

    ThinkInk Guest

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    Default Re: Changing Administrators

    Thank you, ThinkInk.

    Question:
    You say to create a new connection using my ftp data. We connect via Local
    Network. I doubt that makes a big difference. Connection Wizard claims it
    cannot verify the connection, even though it's right there when I Browse to it
    (using "Choose" and browsing to the server and share)

    Admin password: regrettably, the former Admin took that password with him.

    L. H-K Guest

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    Default Re: Changing Administrators

    I'm sorry, but I don't have any experience with this situation. Maybe it's best
    to delete your connection(s) to the website) and then delete de admininstration
    as a whole (_mm folder on the server), and then try to set up a new connection.
    This will not affect the files that make up your website, but creating a
    back-up in advance (of the whole website including the Contribute folders (_mm,
    _baks, _notes) is always a good thing..

    ThinkInk Guest

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