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Introduction to user roles – Business plan

An overview of the roles that can be assigned to users within the Stack Overflow for Teams knowledge sharing and collaboration platform.

User

An activated user has access to the platform via an email address or SSO login.

Admin

The person who establishes the Team is an Admin, and there is no limit on the number of Admins on a Team. To upgrade the status of a User to an Admin, an existing Admin must update the Role under Admins Settings > Users and Permissions. The same path is used to revoke the privilege.

Moderator

Moderators play a critical role in the management of your Team. To upgrade the status of a User to a Moderator, an existing Admin must update the Role under Admins Settings > Users and Permissions. Additional permissions will be added to the Moderator role on the Business plan in the near future.

UserAdminModerator
Post a question/answer
Edit a question/answer
Close a question
Interact with posts via upvotes, emojis, and comments
Write an Article
Add a new Collection
Earn reputation points
Edit Articles
Mark a question as obsoletewith 75 reputation points
Access and manage the Content Health queuewith 75 reputation points
View the Team's health and performance on the dashboard
Manage user access with invitations, deactivations, and User Groups
Create and modify settings for integrations
Serve as an authority when contacting support
Update billing information and download invoices

Subject Matter Expert

Users, Admins, or Moderators can be assigned as Subject Matter Expert for a specific Tag. Only Team Admins can set or remove a Subject Matter Expert from a Tag by visiting Tags > Choosing a Tag > Manage Subject Matter Experts. Subject Matter Experts are not roles within the platform but rather a distinguished status.

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