Roles determine what people can see and do in Slack. There are administrative roles that are designed for people who are responsible for managing accounts and settings in Slack. Non-administrative roles let people work in Slack and access key features.
Full members Members have access to use features in Slack, except for those that are limited to only owners and admins.
Multi-channel guests (available on paid subscriptions only) Multi-channel guests have limited access inside Slack. Admins can add them to more than one channel inside Slack.
Single-channel guests (available on paid subscriptions only) Single-channel guests have limited access inside Slack. Admins can add them to one channel inside Slack.
Channel managers (available on paid subscriptions only) Channel managers can take administrative actions on channels that they're assigned.
Invited members Invited members have been invited to join Slack, but haven’t yet accepted their invitation. People can add them to channels, mention them and send them direct messages (DMs) and they'll receive email notifications until they create their account.
Additional roles on the Enterprise Grid subscription
On the Enterprise Grid subscription, there are additional roles that give organisations the ability to manage Slack:
Org owners Primary org owners can assign org owners. Org owners hold the same level of permissions as the primary org owner, except that they can’t transfer ownership of the org to someone else and do not have access to system roles or channel management tools by default.
Org admins Org owners can assign org admins. They help to manage org-level policies and other administrative tasks.
On the Enterprise Grid subscription, system roles give organisations more flexibility around the permissions that can be granted to members. Administrators with permission to assign roles can give users one or many system roles to help them manage the organisation. For example, they can give a full member the ability to manage their organisation’s security features by assigning the security admin system role.