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Assigning an Admin Privileges Role


This feature is available in all editions.



The Admin Privileges role is the role assigned to all members. It contains the base set of permissions members need to access the system. This article is intended for administrators responsible for creating and managing member accounts and provides instructions for assigning Admin Privileges roles to member accounts.

About the Admin Privileges Role

The Admin Privileges role determines what actions members can perform in the system, including: 

  • A member's Admin Privileges role does not determine access to projects or permissions. To grant access to a project, you must first assign them to a project, and then assign a project role to grant permissions.

  • When a member is assigned to a project using the drag-and-drop method, their Admin Privileges role is copied to the project as their project role. Depending on the Admin Privileges role that is copied, the member may not have access to the project's assets.  For example, an Admin Privileges role of No Access or Visitor will limit access when applied as a project role at the project level. To grant explicit access to the project's assets that is different from those allowed by the initial project role, a new project role must be explicitly assigned.

  • In Catalyst edition, only the System Admin and Team Member Admin Privileges roles are available.  In addition, the project role cannot be changed on a per project basis; Catalyst members have the same role for both Admin Privileges and project role (for all projects).

Assigning an Admin Privileges Role to New Members

For instructions on how to assign an Admin Privileges role to a new member, see Adding a New Member/User.

Assigning an Admin Privileges Role to Existing Members

Follow these steps to assign or change an existing member's Admin Privileges role (to increase or decrease their system access).

  1. From the Admin menu, select Members, and then click on the Members tab. 

  2. Click the Edit button next to a member's name.

  3. In the Member Details window, select a role from the Admin Privileges drop-down list. Note that the "Team Member" role is recommended for most users, as it provides access the most commonly used areas of the system.

  4. Click Save.


Admin Privileges Roles Summary