Post updated June 6, 2018
Do you have Google Analytics on your site? Occasionally you may need to add another person as a user so they can analyze data or implement Google Analytics on your website.
Follow these steps to add another user to your Google Analytics account:
- Login to Google Analytics: https://analytics.google.com. You will have to sign in to the Google Account that is associated with your Analytics account. (Your Google account could be your personal or business Gmail address. If you use G-Suite for your email management, your Google account could be your business email address and password.)
- Can’t log in? It’s possible that you don’t have access to the Google Analytics account that is tracking your website. Contact your web developer or the person who set up your Google Analytics account. They will need the follow the steps below to add you as a user; make sure they give you permission to “Manage Users.”
- Once you are logged in you will see the dashboard.
- Click the “All Accounts” button under “Google Analytics Suite” and find your website under the “Analytics Accounts” column. Click on your website, then click on it again under “Properties and Apps,” then finally click on it under “Views.” (Note: You will probably just have one website available in your accounts.)
- You will see the following screen to the left. Click “Admin” at the bottom.
- You will see this dashboard. Click “User Management under the “Account” column. (User Management is also available under Property and View, so be sure to choose the option under “Account.”)
- You will see this screen. Click the blue “+” button.
- Click the “Add new users” option.
- You may now add a new user. Enter their email address, then select the desired options:
- Notify by Email: You may notify the new user by email about their new user access
- Edit: This is the best option to provide to other development staff. Editors can create and edit accounts, properties, views, filters, goals, etc. but they cannot manage users. If you select Edit, the user will automatically be able to Collaborate and Read & Analyze.
- Collaborate: This user will be able to create and edit shared assets, like dashboards or annotations. If you select Collaborate, the user will automatically be able to Read & Analyze.
- Read & Analyze: This is the least level of permission. This access only allows users to view reports and configuration data.
- Manage Users: Can add users, delete users, and change user permissions
- To Save: Click the “Add” button in the upper-right corner.
- Good job! You are done. If you selected “Send new user an email” then they will be notified of their access.
Removing User Access
If you ever need to remove a user, you can follow steps 1-6 above to locate the user in your dashboard. Find the user , select the “three dots” and choose “Remove User” as in the below image: