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Assigning a Security Role to a User

Version 14


The initial security role for a user is assigned when the user is invited to join Domo or is added through SSO. This default role for new users is initially set to "Privileged," but you can change it to any role you want (either a default Domo role or user-created role) in Admin Settings > Roles. For more information, see Managing Roles.

If you have an "Admin" security role or a customized role with the "Manage Roles" privilege, you can change a user's security role. If you have a "Privileged" security role, you can set a user's security role to "Privileged," "Editor," or "Participant" only when inviting the user to Domo. For more information about inviting a user, see Inviting Others to Join Domo.

Note: If a user's access level is changed, they may not be able to see certain assets anymore, depending on their ownership of those assets. For example, if a Privileged user who owns a page or card is reassigned to the level of Participant user, he or she will still have access to that card or page. If on the other hand a card or page was merely shared with that user, he/she would no longer have access. It will essentially disappear from their view.

To change a user's security role,

  1. Click More > Admin.
    The Admin Settings appears.

  2. In the People panel, select the user whose security role you want to change.
    The user's personal information appears in the rightmost panel.

  3. In the Security Profile menu, select the desired security role.

  4. Click Save Changes.

For more information about security roles, see Security Role Reference. For information about creating custom roles, see Managing Roles.