What does it mean to be an admin for Dropbox?
Admins can enable their Dropbox business teams with sharing permissions and instance configuration. Learn more about Dropbox Admin controls.
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What can admins do?
Just about everything.
Who can do what?
Dropbox business tiered admins allow Advanced and Enterprise teams to have multiple levels of admins, each with a different set of permissions. Note that Dropbox business teams on a Standard plan only have a single admin level.
In any Dropbox business account, there must be at least one team admin.
Team admins have all available admin permissions. This means they can:
- Set team-wide security and sharing permissions
- Manage team members
- Manage team folders
- Assign admin rights to other team members
- Remove or suspend other admins
- Enable new features, account configurations, and integrations
Managing your team’s accounts
If you’re a team admin, you can manage your team’s work Dropbox accounts. By using the “sign in as user” feature, you can also access work accounts to do any of the following:
View a team member's folder structure
Share files and folders with others
View, open, and download files
Delete files or restore deleted files
Admins can only access team members’ work accounts, even if those accounts are linked with personal Dropbox accounts. Admins do not have access to a team member’s personal Dropbox account.
Filling the admin’s shoes
Stepping into the role of admin for the first time?
It’s best to learn the ins and outs of using Dropbox as a team member before you transition to the admin role.
For more training as a team member, check out our Dropbox Business team member course.