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How do I make someone an administrator?

I'm brand new to JIRA. I would like to make a coworker a JIRA admin so they have more control over a set of projects. How can I go about doing that? 

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Hello,

There are three kinds of admins in Jira Cloud. You should choose the one, you want to grant:

site-admins - these users can manage billing, users, restore Jira and so on. You grant the site-admins permission by including a user to the site-admins group.

Jira administrators - they can create projects, create backups, manage workflow schemes and so on. You can grant  Jira administrator to a user by including this user to any group, which is defined for the Administer Jira permission in the Global permissions. You can find more info about Global permissions here:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiracloud/managing-global-permissions-776636359.html

Project administrators - these users can create components, versions in a project. They have limited permissions to edit workflows, screen. They can assign users to roles. If you want to make a user as a Project administrator, you should grant the Administer Project permission to this user in the project permission scheme. You can find more info on project permission schemes here:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiracloud/project-permissions-868982873.html

Thanks! Your answer guided me exactly where I needed to go. 

You are welcome!

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