Administrative Roles

Samsara uses the concept of "Groups" and "Organizations" to create logical separation of gateways and sensors into appropriate groupings. Most configuration happens at the group level; things like alerts, reports, and dispatch all happen at that level. However, administrative roles can be set at both the "Group" level and the "Organization" level, and can be used for several different purposes. Below is a description of each of the different types of administrative roles, how to configure them, and the specific levels of access that each role receives:

Organization Admins:

To create a new Organization Admin, simply access your Organization settings (by clicking on your email address in the upper right and selecting "Organization Settings") and then click on "Admins." Then, simply select "Add an Organizational Administrator," and then type in the email address for the new administrator, and select the role that this administrator should receive. The screenshot below shows the screen for creating a new Admin, and the descriptions below that outline what each role means.

Full Admin: 

Full administrators have the ability to make any and all configuration changes throughout the entire organization. They can create new groups, delete old ones, move devices between groups, change the overall Organization settings, and have full administrative access to all groups within the organization. 

Read-Only Admin:

Read-only administrators have the ability to view everything in every group in the organization, but are unable to make any configuration changes. 

Dispatch:

Dispatch administrators are the exact same as read-only administrators, except that they also have the ability to dispatch vehicles to a particular location from the "Dispatch" tab on the Fleet Overview screen. 

Maintenance:

Maintenance administrators are the exact same as read-only administrators, except that they also have the ability to view the maintenance logs and create new entries under the Maintenance tab on the Fleet Overview screen.

Group Admins:

Group administrators only have access to the devices and settings within a particular group in the Organization. The exact same concepts of Maintenance, Dispatch, Read-Only and Full administrators exist, except at the Group Level, rather than at the Organization level. To create a new Group Administrator, make sure you select the group you want from the tab to the left of your email address in the upper right corner. Then, click on "Settings" to access that groups settings, and select "Admins." From there, simply select "Add an Administrator to this Group" and then fill in the administrator credentials as above.