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Configure Site Collection Administrators In SharePoint 2013 Central Administration

this article, we will see how to configure Site Collection administrators in SharePoint 2013 Central Admin. Here we can configure the admins on the site collection who will have complete control over the site collection.

This helps in governance on the site collection and all the sites within it.

How to configure?

Let’s open Central Admin of SharePoint on your machine. On your Windows desktop screen, click Start >> Administrative Tools >> SharePoint 2013 Central Administration

  • Run it as an administrator to have the elevated privileges.

  • You will see the screenshot given below.

  • Central Admin is configured under the categories given below.

  • Click on Application Management.

  • Go to Site Collections

  • Click Change site collection administrators.

  • You will see the screen given below.


  1. Site Collection- Select the site collection, which you want to configure.

  2. Primary Site Collection Administrator- You can specify a primary admin here and make sure his user login is accepted by the central admin.Secondary Site Collection Administrator- In similar way, you can provide a secondary admin.

Once you complete the configuration, click OK and the admin rights will be applied to all the sites created on the site collection.

Here, in this article, we saw how to configure Site Collection Administrators on SharePoint sites, using central administration. There is more to come on central administration. Until then, keep reading and keep learning.



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