Amazon WorkDocs
Administration Guide

User Roles Overview

Amazon WorkDocs defines the following user roles. You can change a user's role by editing the User profile. For more information, see Editing Users.

  • Administrator: A paid user who has administrative permissions for the entire site, including user management and site setting configuration. For more information about how to promote a user to an administrator, see Promoting a User to Administrator.

  • Power user: A paid user of the site who can be given a special set of permissions 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