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When adding someone to my workspace, can they just be added as a member rather than an admin?

Becky Berriman
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February 24, 2024

I have a few workspaces and have added staff to the workspace however I would prefer to add them as a member rather than admin to prevent them deleting boards/cards/data etc. Happy for them to add tasks and edit boards but just worry about deleting boards by accident and also controlling who can access the board. So would prefer I remain the only person to be able to invite people to the workspace. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks 

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February 26, 2024

Hi @Becky Berriman! When you invite someone directly to your Workspace as a member, they'll always join it as a member rather than a Workspace admin. This allows you to decide later on whether they need such permission in your Workspace or not. 

On the other hand, when you're sharing your boards individually with new users, you'll have the option to switch between which permissions they'll have when they're added to your board, as shown below:


Note that board members will always join as either a Member or an Observer of your board and never as Admins. The admin role can only be given once they've been added as a board member. 

You can read more about it on the links below:


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