User permissions

The new user permissions you can apply in Analytics let you have more discrete control over the access levels your users have. Rather than the previous Administrator and User designations, Analytics now offers four different permissions that you can apply singly or in combination:

  • Manage Users: Can manage account users (add/delete users, assign permissions). Does not include Edit or Collaborate.
  • Edit: Can perform administrative and report-related functions (e.g., add/edit/delete accounts, properties, views, filters, goals, etc., but not manage users), and see report data. Includes Collaborate.
  • Collaborate: Can create personal assets, and share them. Can collaborate on shared assets, for example, edit a dashboard or annotation. Includes Read & Analyze.
  • Read & Analyze: Can see report and configuration data; can manipulate data within reports (e.g., filter a table, add a secondary dimension, create a segment); can create personal assets, and share them, and see shared assets. Cannot collaborate on shared assets.

Parent permissions are inherited by default (account > property > view). For example, when you set permissions for a user at the account level, that user then has those same permissions for all the properties and views in that account.

Permissions set for a child supercede permissions set for the parent.

As you progress down the hierarchy, you can give more permissions, but not fewer, e.g., if a user has Read & Analyze permission at the account level, you can then also grant Edit permission at the property or view level; but if a user has Edit permission at the account level, you can’t limit permission to just Read & Analyze at the property level.

You assign user permissions on the Admin page at the account, property, and view levels. At any of those levels, simply click User Management.

To change permissions for an existing user, click the corresponding menu in the Permissions column.

Select the permission you want to add, or clear the permission you want to remove, then click Save.

To add permissions for a new user, enter the user’s email address in the Add permissions for field, assign permissions via the menu, then click Add: