CCP 3112     

Art. 3112.  Security; oath; tenure; rights and duties

A provisional administrator shall furnish security and take the oath of office required by Articles 3152 and 3158, respectively.  He shall continue in office until an administrator or executor has been qualified, or until the heirs or legatees have been sent into possession.

Except as otherwise provided by law, a provisional administrator has all of the authority and rights of an administrator, and is subject to the same duties and obligations, in the discharge of his functions of preserving, safeguarding, and operating the property and business of the succession.