Roles and permissions on an organization

On Slack Enterprise Grid, all members have a role at the organization level.

At the workspace level, you can refine a member’s role even further to make sure everyone has the appropriate level of permission and access to data on the organization.

Roles overview

  • Organization level
    Org Owner, Org Admin, Member, Multi-Channel Guest, and Single-Channel Guest
  • Workspace level
    Members of an organization can be promoted to individual Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins 

Tip: Connect IDP groups to individual workspaces to make managing your organization’s membership a breeze. 🌴

Note: For more on roles and permissions at the workspace-level, visit Roles and permissions in Slack on the Help Center.


Organization policies

Read the tables below to see more of what each role can do!

✷ Only available if an Org Owner/Admin chooses.
✦ Only if an Org Owner/Admin is also a member of the workspace.

  Org Owner Org Admin


Workspace Admin Member
Set display name guidelines   ✦    ✦    
Set default do not disturb mode  ✓   ✦  ✦   
Set custom message retention  ✓   ✦  ✦
Set custom file retention  ✓         
Set who can post in #general  ✓   ✦  ✦
Create and edit User Groups  ✓   ✦  ✦
Set edit/deletion policy  ✦  ✦  
Set public file sharing policy  ✦  ✦  
Create a shared channel between Enterprise Grid workspaces  ✓   ✦  ✦  ✦ 

Security and access

  Org Owner Org Admin Workspace Owner Workspace Admin Member
Configure single sign-on ✓       
Allow users to change their email address or display name ✓       
Enable mandatory two-factor authentication ✓       


  Org Owner Org Admin Workspace Owner Workspace Admin Member
Connect IDP groups to workspaces  ✓       
Manage a member's account status and permissions  ✓       
Change a member's display name or email address      ✦  ✦   
Deactivate a member's account      
Manage domain whitelisting  ✓         
Create a new workspace  ✓   ✓       
Set workspace discovery and access  ✓     
Move channels between workspaces  ✷ ✓   ✓   
Manage shared channel creation  ✓  ✓       
Choose name, URL, and icon  ✓      
Enable calls   ✓      
View workspace analytics    ✓  ✦   ✦
Choose custom emoji and loading messages  ✓ ✦   ✦   ✦
Set Slackbot responses policy  ✓  ✦     ✦     
Delete workspace*     ✦     

* Specifically, the Workspace Primary Owner.

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