Back to Basics: Control access to your data

Monday, March 30, 2009 | 12:39 PM

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Many Google Analytics account owners give people access to their account (e.g. account manager, clients, staff members) in order to get help with managing their account or interpreting the data in their reports.

Luckily, the User Manager feature in Analytics prevents you from giving out your user name and password to dozens of people – which means no worrying about people poking around in your account settings without your knowledge. User Manager lets you easily give and take away different levels of account access to anyone you want.

Administrator
This level of access gives full privileges to your account. Administrators can change settings, such as adding (or removing) profiles, users, filters and goals. They can also give other people access to your account. Please note that administrators have control over all profiles and reports in your account.

Reports access
This access level gives a person the ability to view reports, but he or she won't be able make any changes to the account. Reports access users can be further restricted to view reports by specific profiles by the Administrator.

The video below walks through the process of adding or editing user-level access to your account.