This article is for users who are a Sub-admin on their FileTransfer.net site. If you are unsure of whether or not you're a Sub-admin, contact a site Admin by selecting "Help" in the upper-right corner of the site and look under "Contact".
Regular users can be designated by Admins to become Sub-admins of one or more workspaces that the user belongs to. This gives the Sub-admin the ability to manage those particular workspaces and the users within, including the ability to create new users and add them to the workspace(s) the Sub-admin is managing.
Sub-admins also have full permission settings (upload, download, delete, etc.) for the workspaces they're a Sub-admin of, regardless of how their permissions are set at the user level.
Sub-admins are a way for Admins to hand off some of the workload of creating and managing users. Some examples of how a Sub-admin could be used include:
- An Admin may wish to have a company employee/team member assist with setting up users, but doesn't want to give that user full Admin capabilities. They could set that team member as a Sub-admin for all (or most) workspaces and assign them the responsibility of creating all of the different users.
- An Admin may have a client/customer that wishes to add a number of employees to their workspace. The Admin could create one user for the company and set them as a Sub-admin for that company's workspace. That user can then create all of the other users needed by that company, without the Admin having to worry about them seeing other client/customer workspaces or documents.
- The Admin for a project-based company could assign the project leader for each of the different projects as a Sub-admin for each of their respective project workspaces. This will allow the project leader to add and manage other users as the project requires without constantly requesting assistance from the Admin.
Being a Sub-admin
As a Sub-admin, you have the ability to create and manage users of the workspace(s) you have been made a Sub-admin of, including (in some instances) being able to add existing users on the site to the workspaces you're managing.
Depending on how things are set by an Admin, you can be a Sub-admin of all, some or just one of the workspaces you belong to. If you aren't sure or don't remember which workspaces you're a Sub-admin of, an easy way to see is to click on the Manage Workspaces tab at the top of the page. Any workspaces that appear in this tab you are a Sub-admin of. If you don't see the Manage Workspaces or Manage Users tabs, then you are not a Sub-admin. Below is an example of a user that has two workspaces he's a Sub-admin of: