Create custom administrator roles

If the pre-built administrator roles don't grant the privileges you want to assign to a user, create a custom role that does. Each custom role can include one or more administrator privileges that let users with that role perform specific management tasks in your Google Admin console.

Tip: Remember that you can assign more than one administrator role to a user. 

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

To create a custom role:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Admin roles.
  3. Click Create a new role.
  4. Enter a name and description for the role, then click Create.
  5. On the Privileges tab, check boxes to select each privilege you want users with this role to have. Click the button below to learn about each privilege.

    Learn about each privilege

    The privileges you select determine which Home page controls are in the user's Admin console and what settings the user can manage. In some cases, selecting one privilege automatically selects or disables another. Checking the box to allow full rights for Organizations and Users, for example, selects every privilege in that section.

  6. Click Save changes.

Next steps: Assign the role to users

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