When the Host creates your portal, a new user is created as well (see Chapter 5). This user is automatically associated with the portal in the Administrator security role and so becomes the default Portal Administrator. The features discussed in this chapter are available to users who belong to the Administrator security role (and SuperUsers such as the Host).
There is only one Portal Administrator — you! However, you have the authority to delegate privilege to other users to perform administrative tasks. Later in this chapter, you learn how to give Administrator access to another user. But regardless of how many users have administrative privileges, it is the user information of the one Portal Administrator that is used by DotNetNuke. For example, it is the Portal Administrator's e-mail address that appears as the "from" address for all e-mail sent by the portal and as the default to address for the Feedback module.
Ideally, a Host does not associate the Portal Administrator user with an individual, but rather with an account. In this way, the user information can be maintained separately and changed for the specific purpose of managing the portal (like specifying an appropriate e-mail address). The Portal Administrator account can be used to create additional users with administrative privileges that are associated with real people.