Share and manage levels of account access

You can share your account with other people in your business, such as partners or employees, and give them any of four levels of access. People with account access can help manage your campaigns, set budgets, or simply view your reports, depending on the level of access you want to give them. To access your account, people must have a Google Account and can’t have already associated that email address with another AdWords account. You can also remove access at any time.

Understanding different access levels

This table shows the four levels of access you can assign and features available for each level of access:

Account Access level Can receive notification emails Can sign in and run reports

Can browse the Campaigns, Opportunities, and Tools tabs

Can unlink MCC accounts Can view and edit any part of an account and its campaigns Can give account access, change access levels, and can cancel invitations from other users
Email-only          
Read-only      
Standard  
Administrative

Note

If you have accepted an invitation to link to a My Client Center (MCC) account, people who have administrative access to the MCC can receive notification emails and can view, edit, and manage any part of your account and its campaigns. They can also give read-only or standard account access and change another person's access level to read-only or standard.

Giving account access

To access your account, people must have a Google Account and can't already have access to another AdWords account. If they do have access to another AdWords account, they’ll need to use or set up a Google Account with an email address not associated with that AdWords account. You can send them an invite to this email address.

To give access to your account:

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account at https://adwords.google.com.
  2. Click the gear icon and select Account settings . Preferences Tab
  3. Select Account access from the navigation bar.
  4. Click Invite other users.
  5. Enter the email address of the person you want to share your account with.
  6. Enter a nickname for your new user. AdWords keeps track of who makes changes to an AdWords account and will use this nickname to identify who made which changes.
  7. From the Choose an access level drop-down menu, select the access level you want this person to have. Choose an access level
  8. Click Send invitation. Send email Invitation
  9. After the person accepts your email invitation by clicking the link in the email, he or she will be asked to answer a few questions about setting up the AdWords account. When that's completed, we'll send you an email with a link to your AdWords account access page.
  10. Find the account of the person you invited in the "Pending invitations" section, then click Grant access. Grant account access
  11. Click OK to confirm and allow access.

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You can see when other users last logged in to your account. On your Account access page, view the timestamps listed in the "Last logged in" column. (Note that if the user's account is also linked to an AdSense account, the timestamp displayed may refer to the last time that the person logged in to that account.)

Guided tour: Add email-only users

Click the "Guide me" button below to go to your account and be guided through adding email addresses that you want to receive alerts about your account.



Guide me
Removing account access
  1. Sign in to your AdWords account at https://adwords.google.com.
  2. Click the gear icon and select Account settings . Preferences Tab
  3. Select Account access from the navigation bar.
  4. In the "Users with account access" section, find the email address that you'd like to remove. Email address to terminate
  5. Click Actions in the "Actions" column.
  6. Select Terminate access. Terminate account access
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