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How to dethrone an admin (i.e. remove their admin privileges):

Proper Method

As $mastodon_user, run the Rails console:

  • cd <mastodon_folder>
  • bundle exec rails c
  • Account.find_local('<admin_account_name>').user.update(admin: false)

I haven't used this successfully, but am told that it works.

Brute Force

Execute the following SQL on the applicable Mastodon database:

SELECT * FROM users WHERE admin;

This will get you a list of admins, from which you can get the account_id of the one you want to dethrone. Then execute this:

UPDATE users SET admin=FALSE WHERE account_id = {id to dethrone}