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You can add users to the site collection administrators group through
Site Actions ->Site Collection Administrators (and add users)

But how can you do this through code? What is the grpName?

web.EnsureUser(User.LoginName);
web.SiteGroups[grpName].AddUser(@User.LoginName, string.Empty, LookupValue, string.Empty);

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You need to get the SPUser object for a user in a Site Collection and update the IsSiteAdmin property.

function makeUserSiteCollectionAdmin(SPUser user)
{
    user.IsSiteAdmin = true;
    user.Update();
}
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Worth noting that the account running the code (i.e. if in a webpart) needs permissions to make this change so a SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges block might be required. – Neil Richards Feb 4 '11 at 12:00

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