How to give other users access to Securly UI?


Sometimes, IT admins (e.g. in large schools, or where IT admins wear multiple caps) find it necessary to share the Securly admin responsibilities with other co-workers. The assigned co-worker can then take up the regular admin activities of the Securly filter such as creating policies, allowing or blocking websites & keywords, updating OUs, managing reports etc.   

As a rule, only the G-Suite domain super admin will have access to the Securly admin UI. Anyone else who needs to be given access to Securly UI would have to be given permissions in G-Suite.  

To create additional permissions you would need to:

  1. Login to your Google Apps Admin dashboard at with your super admin account credentials.
  2. Navigate to Admin Roles
  3. Create a New Role
  4. Provide a name such as “Import-only Privilege Role”
  5. On the next screen, scroll down to Admin API Privileges and select “Read” for the following containers: OU and Users.
  6. Save changes
  7. Now return to the Google Apps Start Page (top level)
  8. Click on Users
  9. Pick (or create) an otherwise unprivileged user
  10. Click on Show More
  11. Click on Admin roles and privileges
  12. Click on Manage roles on the next screen and pick the role you created above.
  13. Select Update Roles

This method gives the user full access to control Securly policies for your organization. You can also choose to provide users partial access as well. For this, you would need to create Delegated Reporting Group via the Securly UI. To learn more about Delegated Reporting Group click here and here.

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