Revoke G Suite administrator privileges

You can revoke a user’s admin privileges without deleting their user account. Revoking all admin privileges relegates the account back to user account status. The person can still use Gmail and their other G Suite services, but they won’t have access to the Admin console.

You could also change the admin’s role instead of revoking access. This limits the tasks that the administrator can perform in the Google Admin console.

To permanently delete an admin account (for example, if a user is leaving the company or you created a separate admin account for a user), first suspend, then delete the account.

Revoke admin privileges without deleting user account

You must be signed in as a super administrator for this task.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Users.
  3. Click the user's name (the admin whose privileges you wish to revoke) to open their account page.
  4. Click Admin roles and privileges.
    Tip: To see the privileges granted by the user's current roles, click View Privileges.
  5. Click Manage roles.
  6. Uncheck the box next to the role you want to revoke.
    (If the user has more than one role assigned, you can also click the Roles box at the top so it’s unchecked).
  7. Click Update roles.
    You’ll see a confirmation message that the role has been revoked.

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