About administrative ownership of managed accounts

If you have a manager account, you can be an administrative owner of a managed account, which allows you to manage user access on the managed account. 

This article explains how administrative ownership works. For more background, read About manager accounts.

How administrative ownership works

Managers who are administrative owners can do the following:

  • Grant and remove access for all users on the managed account.
  • Change access levels for all users on the managed account.
  • Accept/decline link requests to the managed accounts from other managers
  • Turn on and off administrative ownership for other managers.
  • Remove users from a managed account.
  • Turn on and off remarketing list sharing for a managed account

If a manager links an existing account, it won’t have administrative ownership of that managed account by default. 

​If a manager creates a new account, the manager will automatically become an administrative owner of that account. Even if a user with administrative access is added to that managed account, the manager will continue being the administrative owner.

Make a manager an administrative owner

A manager account has to be made an administrative owner of an account from within the account itself. Here's how:

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  1. Click the gear icon in the top corner of the managed account and select Account settings.
  2. Click Account access from the menu on the left.
  3. In the "Client managers" section, click "On" or "Off" next to the appropriate manager in the "Administrative owner" column.


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