User roles overview - Amazon WorkDocs

User roles overview

Amazon WorkDocs defines the following user roles. You can change users' roles by editing their user profiles. For more information, see Editing users.

  • Admin: 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 who with a special set of permissions from the administrator. For more information about how to set permissions for a Power user, see Security – public share settings and Security – external invites.

  • 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. You can upgrade Guest users to the User, Power user, or Administrator roles.

    Note

    When you change a guest user's role, you perform a one-time action that you cannot reverse.

Amazon WorkDocs also defines these additional user types.

WS user

A user with an assigned 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 with an assigned WorkSpaces WorkSpace and upgraded storage.

  • 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 without an assigned 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