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Amazon WorkDocs User Types and Roles

Amazon WorkDocs defines the following user roles. You can change a user's role by editing the User profile.

  • Administrator: A paid user who has administrative privileges for the entire site, including user management and site setting configuration.

  • Power user: A paid user of the site who can be given a special set of privileges by the administrator.

  • User: A paid user who can save files and collaborate with others in an Amazon WorkDocs site.

  • Guest user: An unpaid user who can only view files. Guest users can be upgraded to a User, Power user, or Administrator.

    Note

    Changing the role of a Guest user to any of the other three roles is a one-time operation that can't be reversed.

Amazon WorkDocs also defines the following user types.

WS User

A user that has an assigned Amazon WorkSpaces WorkSpace.

  • Access to all Amazon WorkDocs features

  • Default storage of 50 GB (can pay to upgrade to 1 TB)

  • No monthly charges

Upgraded WS User

A user that has an assigned Amazon WorkSpaces WorkSpace and has been upgraded.

  • Access to all Amazon WorkDocs features

  • Default storage of 1 TB (additional storage available on a pay-as-you-go basis)

  • Monthly charges apply

Amazon WorkDocs User

An active Amazon WorkDocs user that does not have an assigned Amazon WorkSpaces WorkSpace.

  • Access to all Amazon WorkDocs features

  • Default storage of 1 TB (additional storage available on a pay-as-you-go basis)

  • Monthly charges apply

For more information about upgrading or downgrading an Amazon WorkSpaces user, see Cloud Directory Users and Connected Directory Users. For more information about pricing, see Amazon WorkDocs Pricing.