We are trying to lock down the SuperUser in our application, and only assign it to 2 people. I have created a new group TIQAdmin that isn't a Super User, but has extensive rights in the back end. Trouble is, this user cannot apply Joomla! updates. Is it required to be a Super User to update Joomla? Attached are two images of Global Configuration settings. enter image description here

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Before Joomla 3.8.13, a non-super user could update core components. From 3.8.13, that is no longer possible.

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