Joomla 3.3.6

I have a user called 'Jo'. He is currently set as a Joomla 'Administrator' with front and back-end access. However I would like to now set him as a 'Super User'. How can I achieve this via the database?

Reason for doing this is because I don't have access to the super admin account, however I do have access the the database.

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I was very cautious about this question and nearly flagged it as a security hole, but re-read it.

You mentioned you have access to the database, so assuming the Super User group ID had not been changed in any way, you can open the #__user_usergroup_map table, find the user_id that corresponds to your user, and change the group_id to 8 which is the default ID for the Super User group.

Hope this helps

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