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How Do Team-Level Roles Work?

What’s changing?

We’ve broken up permissions into organization and team levels in order to allow orgs to define Team level permission per member, per team.

What are the benefits?

The benefit of this change is that you can have more granular control of permissions for each user. An engineer can have unfettered permissions for a team and all the projects in it, while at the same time, they can just have limited permissions to other teams/projects that they are tangentially involved in.

Say you are the mobile engineering manager, as a Mobile Team Admin you can do things like remove team membership, create alerts, and add new repositories to the team but the folks on your team, as a team member, will be limited to triaging issues for the projects associated with your team.

How are existing roles mapped to new roles?

Current RoleNew Role
OwnerOrganization Owner, Team Admin
ManagerOrganization Manager, Team Admin
AdminOrganization Member, Team Admin
MemberOrganization Member, Team Contributor
Billing MemberBilling Member

Roles & Permissions

  • Organization Owner: Organization owners have complete administrative access to the organization.
  • Organization Manager: Organization managers have some administrative access to the organization
  • Organization Member: The default, non-administrative role for people in an organization is the organization member.
  • Billing Manager: Billing managers are users who can manage the billing settings for your organization, such as payment information and subscription settings.
  • Team Admin: Team admins can manage team membership and settings. This role can be set by the organization owner and organization manager manager.
  • Team Contributor: The default, non-administrative role for people in a team is the team member. This role can be set by the organization owner, organization manager, and team admin.


How do these new additions to roles and permissions impact my team?

Because the new roles mapping will be handled by Sentry, there should be no operational impact to your teams.

Can you assign multiple roles to a user?

Yes, only at the team level. Each member will have one role at the organization level but can belong to multiple teams as either a Team Admin or Team Contributor.

How does membership at the Team level work for Organization owners and Organization managers?

Owners and Managers will automatically be made Team Admins for teams they are members of.

Is the old Admin role getting deprecated?

Yes. Existing Admins will be made Organization Members and Team Admins for all teams they currently are members of.

Do team admin permissions override Organization level permissions?

No. Organization Owners and Managers have the highest level of permissions.

Who has “ownership” of an existing project?

Projects can belong to multiple teams. If projects belong to multiple teams, members will have the highest role for shared projects.

Are Organization Members automatically assigned Team Contributors when they are added to a Team?

No, the role will have to be set manually.

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