Access issues

Here are common issues that arise when granting Campaign Manager access to users (such as publishers or partners).

How do I give someone access to Campaign Manager?

If you have admin rights, create a user profile for the person who needs to access Campaign Manager. User profiles grant access to Campaign Manager and include filters that limit the kinds of information the user can access. If you are not sure who at your company has admin rights, you may want to ask a manager or director. Learn how to set up user access.

Someone can’t see the right data in Campaign Manager.
  1. Confirm this person accessed Campaign Manager using the right user profile, linked to the right Campaign Manager account. If a user is trying to see data in your account, ask the user to check that the account is tied to your account ID and uses the profile name you selected. People often have access to multiple Campaign Manager accounts. If they signin to a different account, or with a different user profile, they will not be able to see your data.

  2. Check the Filters tab of the user profile. Filters determine which advertisers, campaigns, sites, and user roles a person can access with the user profile.

    For example, if a user needs to access your campaign, make sure the the sites in your campaign are listed in the Sites section of the filters (or that all sites are allowed). The site IDs in your campaign should match those in this section. Check that the same access is granted for the necessary advertisers and campaigns.

    (The "user roles" filter simply determines what user roles you can assign to the user profile; to check what kind of access a particular user role grants, see Admin > User roles and select the user role.)

  3. Check the user role selected on the Properties tab. The user role includes permissions to view various reports. Filters may determine the campaigns a person can access, but user roles determine access to different types of information within those campaigns. For example, most user roles don’t automatically include permissions to view Rich Media and Floodlight reports. You may have to add the permissions yourself.

    Note that when you change the permissions in a user role, it affects access for every user you assign to this role. So (for example) if you give one person access to view Rich Media reports in a user role, any other person you assign that user role will also be able to view Rich Media reports. If you wish to grant permissions to only one user, create a custom user role.

Someone has a user profile but still can’t access Campaign Manager.
  1. Be sure the user profile is linked to a Google Account email. If you create a user profile with a non-Google email, the user will receive an invitation email at the non-Google email address. The email includes instructions to link the user profile to a new or existing Google Account. After that, the user can sign in with the Google Account username and password, and emails from Campaign Manager will go to the Google Account email. Learn more about invitation emails and linking accounts.

    Click Admin > User profiles and select the user's user profile. If the user profile is linked to a Google Account, you'll see a Google Account email in the Identification section and a "Linked to Google Account" check mark at the bottom.

  2. Make sure the user profile is active. Check the Status field in the user profile.

I created a user profile, but the user never received an invitation email.


  1. Tell this person to check for an invitation email in the spam folder. Sometimes our invitation emails end up in spam.

  2. Check that the email address in the Identification section is correct.

I entered the wrong email address when I created my new user profile. Now my user profile is linked to the wrong Google Account!

Create another user profile and enter the right email address in the email field. When you create a user profile with a Google Account email address, Campaign Manager automatically links it to that email address. You cannot currently unlink user profiles, so you have to create a new user profile instead. (Unlinking may be available in the future.)

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