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What does it mean to be an admin for Dropbox?

Admins have the control to enable their Dropbox Business team with the right sharing permissions and instance configuration that works best for their team.

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.


Team admin

Team admins have all available admin permissions, like setting team-wide security and sharing permissions, managing team members and team folders, and setting team members as admins. They can also remove or suspend other admins from a team, and 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 members' 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 the Dropbox Business team member course.