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Reassign the Creator role

When a user creates a new organization, that user is automatically added as the organization's first member and assigned whichever role is that org's Creator role. By default, that role is admin. You may want to remove the admin role or assign the Creator role to another role. This guide will show you how.

You can't delete an organization role if it's used as the organization Creator role. But, you can reassign the Creator role to any other role with the right permissions. For example, if you want to delete the admin role, you will have to assign another role the Creator role.

To reassign the Creator role, the target role must have the following System Permissions:

  • Manage members (org:sys_memberships:manage)
  • Read members (org:sys_memberships:read)
  • Delete organization (org:sys_profile:delete)

Give a role the necessary permissions and assign it as the Creator role

In your Clerk Dashboard, navigate to Organization Settings and select the Roles tab(opens in a new tab). If you haven't already, create a new role or select an existing role from the list.

  1. Select Show System Permissions.
  2. In the list of system permissions, select Manage members, Read members, and Delete organization.
  3. At the top right of the screen, to the right of the role's name, open the "..." menu.
  4. From the dropdown, select the Set as Creator role option.

In the example below, the owner role has been created and is being assigned as the Creator role.

Assign the Creator role to an existing role in the roles list

If a role has the necessary permissions above, you can set it to the Creator role. To get to the organization's list of roles, in your Clerk Dashboard, navigate to Organization Settings and select the Roles tab(opens in a new tab). Open the role's "..." menu and select Set as Creator role.

In the example below, the owner role is being assigned as the Creator role.

Learn more about roles and permissions.

Last updated on January 10, 2024

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