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Change Site Collection Administrators in SharePoint 2013

Posted By:Kaviya Balasubramanian       Posted Date: May 27, 2014    Points: 200    Category: SharePoint    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

In this article I would like to share the procedure to change primary and secondary site collection administrators for a SharePoint site collection using Central Administration

Procedure to change site collection administrator 

In a SharePoint site, site collection administrators have full rights to all sites within a site collection.

Use the following procedure to change the primary and secondary site collection administrators.

Step 1: Go to Central Administration using a Farm Administrator account as shown below.

central administration

Step 2: In Central Administration, click "System Settings" from the left navigation. Then you will be navigated to the System Settings page.

system settings

Step 3: On the System Settings page, in the "Site Collection" section select the "Change site collection administrator" option as shown below.

system setting page

Step 4: When you click on the site collection you will be navigated to the Site Collection Administrators page as shown below.
Site Collection Administrators page

Step 5: 
By default you have one site collection, you can change a site collection from the dropdown as well.


Step 6: In the text boxes you can change a primary and secondary site collection administrator and click "Ok" to save the changes.

Finally the site collection administrator will be updated successfully.


In this article we explored how to change the primary and secondary site collection administrators in SharePoint 2013 using Central Administration. 

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