Defining roles

Certain team options are only available on Postman Team, Business, and Enterprise plans. To see which roles are available on your plan, go to your web dashboard.

In Postman you can assign roles and permissions to provide access control.


Roles in Postman

As a team admin, you have the power to define Postman access at the team level. You can utilize Postman's role-based access control system to limit visibility of team resources, define your development workflow, and provide access to administrative personnel. Team members with the billing role can modify who else has billing roles at the team level.

Workspace admins can modify the admin and collaborator roles for the workspace. Editors of particular elements (APIs, collections, environments, monitors, and mock servers) can modify the editor and viewer role on the element.

With these roles, you and your teammates can manage access for each individual, or, if you are on a Postman Enterprise plan, for groups.

Team roles

You can assign one or more role types to team members: Admin, Billing, and Developer. If you are on a Postman Business or Enterprise plan, you will also have the option of assigning a Community Manager.

  • Admin: manage team members and team settings
  • Billing: manage team plan and payments
  • Developer: access team resources and workspaces
  • Community Manager: manage public visibility of workspaces and team profile (Business and Enterprise plans only)

Each user must have at least one role attached to them, and can hold multiple roles simultaneously.

Team roles provide high-level access control:

Permission Admin Billing Developer Community Manager
Add users
Remove users
Manage team Admins and Developers
Manage SSO
Manage custom domains
View audit logs
View usage data
Manage Billing members
Manage payment
Change plan
View shared APIs, collections, environments, mock servers and monitors
View and create team workspaces
Change visibility of workspaces to team or public ✔*
Approve requests to change workspace visibility**
Enable public team profile

* On Postman Team and Free plans, any developer can change visibility of workspaces

** Enterprise and Business plans only

Workspace roles

You can assign two role types in Postman workspaces: Admin and Collaborator.

  • Admin: manage workspace details and members
  • Collaborator: work on team resources in a workspace

The following roles control access at a workspace level:

Action Admin Collaborator
Create workspaces
Delete workspaces
Edit workspace details
Join and leave workspaces
Add members
Remove members
Manage workspace roles
Manage workspace visibility
Add and remove APIs, collections, and environments
Manage integrations
Add monitors and mock servers

API roles

You can assign two role types in Postman APIs: Editor and Viewer.

  • Editor: edit APIs directly
  • Viewer: view and export APIs

The following roles control access at an API level:

APIs Editor Viewer
Edit and delete APIs
Manage roles on APIs
Share APIs
Comment on APIs
Create new API versions
Update schema
Generate collections from the schema
View reports for APIs
Add and remove API environments
Add and remove API documentation
Add and remove API test suites, integration tests, and contract tests
Add and remove API monitors
Add and remove API mock servers

Collection roles

You can assign two role types in Postman collections: Editor and Viewer.

  • Editor: edit collections directly
  • Viewer: view, fork, and export collections

The following roles control access at a collection level:

Collections Editor Viewer
Edit and delete collections
Manage roles on collections
Export collections
Fork collections
Merge forks on collections
Publish collection documentation and add to API Network
Share collections to a different workspace
Tag and restore collection versions
Add, edit, and delete mock servers
Add, edit, and delete monitors

Managing roles and permissions

To manage team roles, see Managing roles.

Roles FAQ

  • Our only team member with billing/admin permissions left - what can I do?

Contact us via our Support Center for assistance.

  • I'm an admin, why can't I assign the billing role?

Billing roles can only be granted by a fellow team member with a billing role. If this is not possible, contact us via our Support Center for assistance.

  • Is there a "Super Admin" role?

A "Super Admin" role is being considered for development. You can track progress and upvote this issue on GitHub to show your support.

  • Our colleague left the organization, how can we access their collections?

You can remove a former colleague from your Postman team via your dashboard. When a collection owner is removed from your team, ownership of their shared collections is transferred to fellow team members and these collections will continue to exist in your Postman team.

  • What are "support" roles?

A support-only account is one that holds an admin and/or billing role, but is not a developer. Teams can have up to two support-only accounts.

Next steps

Learn more about Working with your team.