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How do I add a user as an admin for a Catalog account in Canvas?

As a Canvas Catalog admin, you can add administrative users for Catalog in your Canvas Account Settings. When you assign a user as an admin in the root account, that user has essentially all privileges in any sub-account in Canvas.

When you add users as admins, if the users already have a profile in Canvas, they will receive an email notifying them that they are now an admin for the account. If the users do not already have a profile, they will receive an email with a link to create a profile and access the account.

If you want to give a Canvas user rights to manage a catalog but not allow full admin access in Canvas, you can add a user as a subcatalog admin for a single catalog directly from your Catalog account.


  • When adding an administrative user, you must assign the user to an account role. Before adding a user, ensure that you have created the necessary account-level role.
  • Your administrative user list includes the Catalog API, which is currently included in all Catalog accounts.

Open Account

Open Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Settings

Open Settings

Click the More Options icon [1]. Then, click the Settings link [2].  

Add Admins

Open Admins

Click the Admins tab [1]. Then, click the Add Account Admins button [2].

Add Admin Role and Email

Add Admin Role and Email

Click the Add More drop-down menu [1] and select the Account Admin option. Then, type the email address of the user(s) you wish to add in the email addresses field [2].

To save changes, click the Continue button [3].

Each added user will receive a Canvas Account Admin invitation email containing a link that they must click to confirm admin registration.

Add Account Admin(s)

Add Account Admins

The new user information displays in the Add Account Admins field [1].  

To confirm the added user(s), click the OK Looks Good, Add this [#] User button [2]. To edit added user information, click the Go back and edit the list of users button [3].

View Verification

Verify New User

When added users are accepted, the user added verification displays.