Add, modify and delete users

You can add users at the account, property or view level. The level at which you add a user determines that user's initial access. For example, if you add a user at the view level, that user belongs to the account, but initially has no permissions at the account or property level. You can change the permissions for a user at any time.

You must have Manage Users permission to add, modify or delete users.

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Add users

You can add as many users as you need. To add a new user to an account/property/view:

  1. Sign in to your Google Analytics account.
  2. Select the Admin tab and navigate to the desired account/property/view.
  3. In the ACCOUNT, PROPERTY or VIEW column (depending upon whether you want to add the user at the account, property or view level), click on User Management.
  4. Under Add permissions for, enter the email address for the user's Google Account.
  5. Select the permissions that you want. Learn more about permissions.
  6. Select Notify this user by email to send a notification to each user you're adding.
  7. Click on Add.

Modify users

You can modify the permissions for any user at any level in an Analytics account. For example, if you have only given a user Read permission for a single view, then you can subsequently also only give the user Edit permission for that view. Or you can give that user Edit permission at the property level, and thereby also give Edit permission for every view in that property.

You can give a user more permissions as you move down the account hierarchy, but you cannot give a user fewer permissions than you assigned at higher levels. For example, if you assign a user Edit permissions at the account level, then that user also has Edit permissions at the property and view levels (and you cannot revoke those permissions at the property or view level). Conversely, you can assign a user Edit permissions at the view level, but assign no permissions at either the property or account level. Learn more about permissions.

To modify permissions for an existing user:

  1. Sign in to your Google Analytics account.
  2. Select the Admin tab and navigate to the desired account/property/view.
  3. In the ACCOUNT, PROPERTY, or VIEW column (depending upon whether you want to modify permissions at the account, property or view level), click on User Management.
  4. Use the search box at the top of the list to find the user that you want. Enter a full or partial address (e.g., janedoe@gmail.com or janedoe).
  5. Use the selector in the Account Permissions column to add or remove permissions for the user.
  6. Click Save.

Delete users

Although you can add users at any level in the account hierarchy, you can only delete users at the account level.

To delete a user:

  1. Sign in to your Google Analytics account.
  2. Select the Admin tab and navigate to the desired account.
  3. In the ACCOUNT column, click on User Management.
  4. Use the search box at the top of the list to find the user that you want. Enter a full or partial address (e.g., janedoe@gmail.com or janedoe).
  5. Click on Delete for the user that you want to delete.