Permissions on an organization

On an Enterprise Grid org, member permissions exist at both the org and workspace level. In the tables below, you'll find an overview of org-level permissions. Learn more about roles in Slack, as well as workspace-level permissions.   

Organization policies

Read the tables below to see more of what each role can do!

✓ Available by default.
✷ Only available if an Org Owner/Admin chooses.
✦ Only if an Org Owner/Admin is also a member of the workspace.

  Org Owner Org Admin


Workspace Admin Member
Set display name guidelines   ✦    ✦    
Set default do not disturb mode  ✓   ✦  ✦   
Set custom message retention  ✓   ✦  ✦
Set custom file retention  ✓         
Set who can post in #general  ✓   ✦  ✦
Create and edit User Groups  ✓   ✦  ✦
Set edit/deletion policy  ✦  ✦  
Set public file sharing policy  ✦  ✦  
Create a multi-workspace channel on an Enterprise Grid org  ✓   ✦  ✦  ✦ 

Security and access

  Org Owner Org Admin Workspace Owner Workspace Admin Member
Configure single sign-on        
Allow users to change their email address or display name        
Enable mandatory two-factor authentication        


  Org Owner Org Admin Workspace Owner Workspace Admin Member
Connect IDP groups to workspaces  ✓       
Manage a member's account status and permissions  ✓       
Change a member's display name or email address      ✦  ✦   
Manage email display  
Deactivate a member's account      
Manage domain whitelisting  ✓         
Create a new workspace  ✓   ✓       
Set workspace discovery and access ✓     
Move channels between workspaces  ✷ ✓   ✓   
Manage multi-workspace channel creation  ✓  ✓       
Choose name, URL, and icon  ✓      
Enable calls   ✓      
View workspace analytics    ✓  ✦   ✦
Choose custom emoji and loading messages  ✓ ✦   ✦   ✦
Set Slackbot responses policy  ✓  ✦     ✦     
Delete workspace*     ✦     
Set app management policies        

* Specifically, the Workspace Primary Owner.