Grant admin privileges

  1. In the Admin Console, go to Security > Administrators.
  2. Click Add Administrator or Add Administrator Group, depending on whether you are assigning privileges to an individual or a group.
  3. In the Grant administrator role to field, begin typing the name of the user or group you want to assign admin privileges to and select the correct user or group from the search list.
  4. Select the administrator roles you want that user or group to have. You can assign multiple admin roles to an individual or group.
  5. Note: Some admin roles require additional input. For example, when assigning application admin permissions, you are prompted to select which applications or app instances that user can administer.

  6. If you need to assign one or more groups for the admin(s) to administer, enter the group names. If the admin has multiple admin roles requiring specific group access, you can use the Copy all groups and Paste all groups links to copy and paste the list of groups to the additional fields instead of needing to enter the group names manually.
  7. Click Add Administrator to complete the assignment.


  • Super admin is the only role that can manage users or groups with admin privileges.
  • If a group admin is assigned access to a group that is later assigned an admin role, the group admin will no long be able to make any changes over the group or group members.
  • Admin roles can't be assigned to groups with more than 5,000 members.
  • Group rules don't work with admin groups. This prevents delegated admins from erroneously increasing their or other user's administrative privileges.
  • Admins lose their permissions when they are deactivated. If you reactivate a former admin, you also need to reassign privileges to them.