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How do I set up admin access for others?

How do I set up admin access for others?

As an admin, you don’t have to go it alone! Setting up admin access for others on your team is simple.

With a little help

We all need a little help sometimes, even admins.

Pick a tier, any tier

Dropbox Business has three different admin tiers, each with its own set of capabilities and permissions. Tiered admins are available to Dropbox Business teams on an Advanced or Enterprise plan. Admins on a Standard team all have the same level of permissions (team admin).

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Team admin

Team admins have the highest level of permissions and access. They can perform all actions of user management and support admins and then some.

Team admins can set team-wide security and sharing permissions, make other users into admins, and manage members. Only team admins can set other team members as admins or change admin roles. There must always be at least one team admin on a Dropbox Business account.

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User management admin

User management admins have the second highest level of permissions and access. They can address most team management tasks, including adding and removing team members, managing groups, and viewing a team's activity feed.

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Support admin

Support admins have the lowest level of permissions and access. They can manage passwords and basic account security and create a team-member activity log. Support admins can also address common team requests, like restoring deleted files or helping team members locked out of two-step authentication.

With great power comes great responsibility

As an admin, giving another user admin access can be a great help to you. But before you do that, there are a few things to consider.

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Delegate better

Granting admin rights to others will make your life easier through delegation, but that doesn’t mean you need to give everyone access to everything. In the admin console on the Members page, you can give admin permissions to anyone you choose and pick which type of admin they’ll be.

Common questions

Have a question about adding admins? We’ve likely got an answer. If you have a question that’s not listed here, check out the help center for more answers.

What if I want to remove or adjust someone’s admin permissions?

You can remove admin access from the Admin Console. Click Members in the left sidebar, search for the admin you want to edit, and then click the gear icon next to their name. From there, you can change their settings and permissions.

Can I customize my own admin tiers or access?

No, you can’t customize either. That means you can’t give a user management admin some of the permissions of a team admin.

Can another admin remove my own admin access?

That depends on their role. A team admin can remove your access, but a support admin cannot.

Giving admin access

Giving admin access to your team is simple. Select the arrow to walk through the steps.

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Add a user management admin

Open the Members page in the admin console.