What is the difference between the Owner and Admin of a Publisher account?
A Publisher has three classes of users associated with it.
- Members. These are simply all the users who have been invited to join any project from that Publisher. Members get no special permissions by being associated with the Publisher. The list is simply a convenience for the Admins and Owners.
- Admins. These have been invited by a Publisher Owner to have extra access. You can only become Admin of a Publisher account if you are not already an Admin or Owner of another Publisher account.
- Owners. These users have full rights to the Publisher account, just like the original account creator. Just like the Admins, you can only become an Owner of a Publisher account if you are not already an Admin or Owner of another Publisher account.
Each account has permissions associated with it that are laid out in the matrix diagram below. A green square for a particular task means that someone with that role has access to that function for Publisher projects.
It is important to realise that Publisher permissions over-ride those associated with a particular project. So, if I am an author on a project for my company, and also a Publisher Admin, I will be able to do things by virtue of my Admin status that other authors would not be able to do. (For example, I could see the Project Details page and view data about the project.)