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what is the different between site and organization admin?

I am refining the list of administrators in the organization and we have quite a number of org admins. Looking to trim down with impacting any projects.

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Hello @Catherine Kong

Thank you for reaching out.

Basically, an Atlassian Organization is a centralized feature where you can manage all your users in a single place, even if they are using different sites or products.

That being said, these would be the abilities of each role:

Organization Admin: Can manage the whole organization settings: billing and access to all the information from the products and sites related to the organization under P.S: The organization Admin also includes the Site-admin role.

Site Admin: They administer the users and groups for the site’s products. They have access to the site's Administration and access to the products through this group, however, they are not able to access other sites, billing details, or products related to the whole organization. Basically, it is a lower level of permission, where they are not able to access the whole organization page and settings.

For more details about the information above, you can check the following documentation:

Set up an Atlassian organization 

Give users admin permissions 

Let us know if you have any questions.

This no longer appears to be the case with the new user management view. While there is still a site-admins group, there is no longer a Site Admin role. Adding a user to the site-admins group makes them an Org Admin. And making a user an Org Admin adds them to the site-admins group.

Is it really no longer possible to have a Site Admin? Is the experience different if you are on the enterprise plan?

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