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Admin Roles in the Google Apps Control Panel

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Setting up permissions for admins that you didn’t want to have full Super Admin capabilities used to be a laborious task. It required either defining those permissions for each individual user, or using a third-party tool to do it in bulk.

Luckily, Google recently released an update to the Google Apps Control Panel that allows Super Admins (and any delegated admins that are given the permission) to create permission-based roles, and then assign those roles to individuals or groups of users. If you’re a large company with a large and multi-faceted IT team, this will save you a lot of time when transitioning to Google Apps and also bringing on new team members.

1. Within the Google Apps Control Panel, select the Domain settings tab, then select the Admin roles tab.

2. Select a role from the bar on the left.

  • Click on Privileges in the middle of the screen.
  • From here you can designate how much power a role has throughout your organization.
  • You can also create a new role with the Create a new role button on the left.

3. To assign users to a role, click on the Organization and users tab at the top of your screen.

  • Click on a user, then select the Roles and Privileges tab on their page.
  • Click the Assign more roles button and select a role for your user.
  • Click Confirm Assignment.

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