How to Grant User Access in Google Analytics

Google Analytics allows you to grant access to other users so you can share your data with them, or give them more permissions to do things like manage users, edit settings, etc. Our support team may ask to be granted access to your Google Analytics account in order to help you troubleshoot any issues. Granting access is the most secure way to share your site’s data without having to share your login details.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to grant user access in Google Analytics.

If you’re working with a Google Analytics 4 (GA4) property, please skip down to the GA4 instructions.

Universal Analytics

Step 1: Open Your Settings in Google Analytics

The first thing you need to do is to sign in to your Google Analytics account and choose the site for which you’d like to grant access.

Then, click the Admin option.

Now you’ll notice there’s a User Management link under every column. That’s because there are 3 levels of access: Account, Property and View:

  • Account: Allow users to add other users, add additional websites, and link AdWords and AdSense data.
  • Property: Allow users to access the tracking code, adjust the retargeting code and adjust settings on a particular website.
  • View: Allow users to view reports, add goals and content groupings.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to give someone Property access to your website analytics.

To do that, click the Property Access Management link in the middle, under the Property column.

Step 2: Add Permissions to a User

Now you’ll be asked to enter the email of the user to whom you’d like to give access. You can set the user role of Administrator, Editor, Analyst, Viewer, or None for this user.

MonsterInsights support will need an Editor role.

First, click the “+” icon.

Then, click “add new users” from the drop-down.

Finally, add the MonsterInsights support-access email, or any other email address you want to share access to.

You can select Notify new users by email to send a notification to each user you’re adding. Then, click Add.

Google Analytics 4

Step 1:  Bring up the Google Analytics Property

Log in to your Google Analytics account.

Select the property associated with your site by clicking on the All Accounts dropdown at the top of the page.

Select the correct property in the Properties and Apps list.

Step 2: Open the Property User Management Settings

Click on Admin at the bottom left corner of the page.

Under the Property column, click on Property Access Management.

Step 3: Add a User

Click on the “+” icon at the top right corner of the page. Select Add users from the dropdown.

Enter the email address of the person you’re granting access to and then set the appropriate role for this user. You can also set any data restrictions if you’d prefer.

The MonsterInsights support team needs the Editor user role if you’re asking for changes such as modifying an event, creating an event, and configuring cross-domain tracking.

You can leave the Notify new users by email checkbox checked to send a notification to each user you’re adding.

Click the Add button at the top right corner of the page.

That’s it! You’ve successfully given someone access to your Google Analytics Universal Analytics or GA4 property.