Does anyone know how to edit user profiles as an administrator in Drupal 8(change roles in my case) without having to know or change the password?


  • Its simple go to "/admin/people". Edit the user and change the role and save it.
    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:56
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    I think password field is not mandatory. You remove the prefilled value and try to save the form.
    Nov 16, 2016 at 11:08
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    If the password field is pre-filled, then that's because your browser or extension is trying to be intelligent and fills it out automatically. Try teaching it not to do that.
    – Berdir
    Nov 16, 2016 at 19:36

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You can do it from the command line using drush user-add-role. To find the exact syntax, type :

drush help urol

Hope it helps.

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