Administrative roles are used to control user permissions in the Samsara dashboard. Roles can be set at both the Organization and the Tag level and can be used for several different purposes.
You can find guidance on how to configure administrative roles and descriptions of each role’s specific levels of access in this article.
*Tags: Samsara uses the concept of tags to create a logical separation of drivers, gateways, and sensors into appropriate groupings.
How to Create an Admin
Admins at the Organization Level
To create a new Organization Admin, select Settings > Admins > +Add an organizational administrator.
Enter the email address for the new administrator, and select the role that this administrator should receive. The image below shows the screen for creating a new Admin.
Admins at the Tag Level
To create a new tag administrator, select Settings > Tags > +Add User To Tag in the tag you want to add a new tagged admin. Enter the email address and select the role of the tagged admin.
Roles and Permission Descriptions
Organization full admins have the ability to make any and all configuration changes throughout the entire organization, including the ability to view and manage the organization’s financial information, related to billing, invoicing, licensing and more. It is the highest permission level in the Samsara dashboard for the entire organization.
Organization standard admins have the ability to edit the Samsara dashboard and make non-financial configuration changes for the entire organization, but they cannot access billing and financial information. Organization standard admin’s permissions include adding drivers, renaming devices, creating/deleting tags, etc. Organization standard admins have full access to all tags within the organization. Tag-level standard admins do not have access to other tags and cannot edit tags.
Standard Admin (No Dash Cam Access) has access to what is described above with the exception of viewing or retrieving dash cam images or footage.
Read-only administrators have the ability to view everything across all tags in the organization but are unable to make any configuration changes. They also cannot access billing and financial information.
Read-Only Admin (No Dash Cam Access) has access to what is described above with the exception of viewing or retrieving dash cam images or footage.
Dispatch Admins have read-only access to the Overview section of the fleet dashboard and edit access to the Dispatch section of the dashboard.
Maintenance Admins have view access to the Overview section of the fleet dashboard and edit access to the maintenance and environment sections of the dashboard.
Billing Admins only have edit access to the Billing section of the dashboard.