Assign administrator roles to a user

Performing this task requires being signed in as a super administrator.

Let users perform management tasks in your Google Admin console by giving them one or more administrator roles. When a user with an administrator role signs in to their Google account, they see the Admin console. There, they can perform any task allowed by their roles.

Assign pre-built roles for performing common business tasks. Or assign custom roles you create for your organization. Assign more than one role to a user to grant all privileges in those roles.

Assign roles to one user
  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. Go to the user's account page.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the user's account page and click Show more.
  4. Click Admin roles and privileges.
    The Admin roles page lists the user's current privileges, if any. To see combined privileges granted by all the user's roles, click View Privileges.
  5. Click Manage roles.
  6. Choose a role from the Roles list.
  7. (Optional) If the role includes user management permissions for organization units, select them from the No organizations selected list beneath each role. What is this?.
  8. Click Update roles.

Click Manage roles to assign additional roles to the user.

Assign roles to several users
  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. From the dashboard, click Admin Roles. Where is it?
  3. At the left of the Admin roles page, select the role you want to assign.

    This lists users that are currently assigned this role. To see the privileges that this role grants, click Privileges.

  4. Click Assign admins.
  5. Type the user's username.
    Start typing a name and select from the list of matching users.
  6. Click Assign more to assign this role to more users.
  7. (Optional) If the role includes user management permissions that can be limited to organizational units, click the Admin rights on list and select the organizational unit(s) the administrator should be able to manage. What is this?
  8. Click Confirm assignment.
Assign user management roles

When assigning a role that performs actions on users, you can let the administrator perform those actions on all users in your account, or only on users in specific organizational units. For example, you might grant an administrator privileges to add or remove users only in the Sales department. The administrator can perform user tasks associated with this role only on users in this organizational unit and any sub-organizations.

To grant the administrator privileges for your entire account, select the top-level organization. If you haven't created an organizational structure, the top-level organization is the only one available.

  1. Follow the steps above to assign a role to a user.
  2. Select a role that can perform any actions on Users.
  3. Click Assign admins.
  4. Click the Admin rights on: list to display your organizational structure.

    The Admin rights on: list is available only if the role includes at least one user management privilege. Otherwise, the field shows All Orgs.

  5. Select the organizational unit the administrator should be able to manage.
  6. Click Confirm Assignment.

Note: Access these settings in the Services Privilege.

Setting Permissions granted
Manage Device Shipments READ access to Shipments.

This setting can only be granted to control all users in your account. It  can't be granted for controlling organizational units.

Manage Devices READ and WRITE access to Devices.
Manage User Settings READ and WRITE access to User Settings and Application settings.
Manage Application Settings READ and WRITE access to the Apps and Extensions section of User Settings
Manage Device Settings READ and WRITE access to Device Settings.
Manage User and Device Networks READ and WRITE access to Networks.
The No organizations selected restriction applies only to actions performed on the Users page. Any other privileges apply to your entire account.

The user typically gets their new privileges within a few minutes, but it can take up to 24 hours. When they sign in to their account, they arrive at the Admin console dashboard and see the controls associated with their privileges.

Next steps: Have each administrator Add recovery options to their administrator account.

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