You can assign user permissions at the account, property, and view levels. To assign permissions, select the Admin tab, and click User Management in the ACCOUNT, PROPERTY, or VIEW column.
Four permissions are available 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.
Edit permission is required at the account level to create filters. Edit permission is required at the view level to apply filters.
- 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.