Permissions for a site or app


Needed permissions: owner or manage

If you’re going to use Piwik PRO in your team, you need to create a user account for each teammate and assign them permissions to sites and apps. You can also create groups and assign permissions to them.

In this article, we’ll go over permission types and show you how to apply them to users or groups.

Account levels

Each Piwik PRO account has two levels of customer access: owner and user.

The difference between the owner and user is:

  • Owner is the primary contact for the account and can perform all actions on the account, including adding a site/app, inviting others to join, assigning user/owner levels and granting permissions.
  • User can only perform certain actions depending on the type of permissions they have for certain sites/apps. By default, a new user has no access to anything.

Types of permissions

In short, each site/app has five types of permissions:

  • Manage: The user can see and edit a site/app; edit and publish tags, triggers and variables; manage permissions and use Consent Manager. But they can’t add a site/app or new user.
  • Edit & publish:  The user can perform the same actions as those with permission to Manage, except manage permissions.
  • Edit: The user can edit a site/app and edit tags, triggers and variables. But they can’t publish changes, manage permissions or use Consent Manager.
  • View: The user can see a site/app as well as tags, triggers and variables.
  • No access: The user can’t see any of the above.

For more details, see this section.

Note: A user with the role of owner has access to everything and doesn’t need to have permissions granted.

Grant site or app permissions to users or groups

To assign permissions to users or groups, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Menu > Administration.
  2. Navigate to Sites & apps.
  3. Select the site or app to which you want to grant permissions.
  4. Click Permissions and pick: Users or Groups.
  5. Select the access level for the user or group.
    Site/app permissions in Piwik PRO


    • Users with the role of owner are not listed. They have unlimited access to all sites/apps.
    • You can grant users owner access in Menu > Administration > Users > Profile > Owner access.

Compare site or app permissions

If you need to dig deeper into types of permissions by module, check out the tables below.


User action Owner Manage Edit & publish Edit View No access
Add a site or app
Add a meta site/app
Add a user
Create a group
Manage permissions
Set global site/app settings


User action Owner Manage Edit & publish Edit View No access
View a dashboard
Add, edit or delete their own dashboard
Add, edit or delete any dashboard, but not the one set for “All sites & apps”
Add, edit or delete any dashboard
Copy any dashboard
View all reports
Add, edit, copy or delete custom reports
Customize a standard report
Export a report
View goals
Add or edit goals
Add or edit funnels
Add or edit a user flow report
View custom dimensions
Add, edit, activate or deactivate custom dimensions
View segments
Add, edit or delete segments
Add calculated metrics
Add a scheduled report
Add an alert
Add dimension value grouping
Add custom channel grouping
Integrate with Google Search Console
Integrate with Google Ads

Tag Manager

User action Owner Manage Edit & publish Edit View No access
Discard changes
View tags, triggers and variables
Add, edit or delete tags, triggers and variables
User action Owner Manage Edit & publish Edit View No access
Use the module

Customer Data Platform

User action Owner Manage Edit & publish Edit View No access
View audiences
Add, edit or delete audiences
View activations
Add, edit or delete activations
View data imports
Add, edit or delete data imports
Add or edit custom attributes

Audience Manager


User action Owner Manage Edit & publish Edit View No access
View audiences and profiles
Add, edit or delete audiences and attributes
Import a CSV file
Export audiences

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