Slideshow: Google Apps administration of roles and privileges

Admin roles

By Tim Lange

A Google Apps domain provides administrators the ability to assign users permissions to manage different aspects of the domain. This is useful for delegating responsibility. There are five system roles predefined, but Google Apps offers the flexibility of creating custom roles to define specific privileges.

This slideshow is also available as a post in the Google in the Enterprise Blog.


To get started, log into the Control Panel and go to Domain Settings and then Admin Roles. On the left will be the five System Roles: Super Admin, Groups Admin, User Management Admin, Help Desk Admin, and Services Admin. Below that will be any User Created Roles.

All images created by Tim Lange for TechRepublic.