Currently, we have one
main user, also called
default user, or
admin. All the others are
The default user is the first created user within the install routine.
The default user is always an administrator.
It is impossible to demote or disable the user.
Anonymous reading mode
The default user is used for the anonymous reading.
How to enable the anonymous reading mode:
- go to settings
- enable the checkbox of
Allow anonymous reading of the default user’s articles
- when no user is logged in then the feeds of the default user is shown
Change the default user
There is no UI for changing the default user, but a CLI (
./cli/reconfigure.php --default_user YourNewAdmin) is provided. It can also be changed manually by editing the text file
./FreshRSS/data/config.php and changing
'default_user' => 'alice', to the desired user.