I ask your confirmation for a security measure (5 posts)

  1. sabinou
    Posted 8 years ago #


    A very simple question, if you have one minute :)

    To make my blog more secure, I don't know if an idea I had is allowed :

    - log in as admin,
    - create another account with admin rights
    - logged in as this new account, change the admin account's rights to those of a simple subscriber, nothing more

    This way, even someone managing to hack the admin account couldn't do anything, while the real admin's login would stay a secret...

    What do you guys think of it, could it have a problem hidden inside ?

  2. killertofu01
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You should be able to create another admin account and use that new account to delete the old one.

  3. sabinou
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks, Tofu :)

    Even DELETE it ? There is no risk if I delete the "admin" account ?

    I thought wordpress required an "admin" - called account to exist ?

  4. Roy
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nope, I have no "admin" anymore either.

    You can also just change the username in the database, but your sollution is easier.

  5. sabinou
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh well, that's great then. My thanks to you two, Gangleri and Tofu :)

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