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 cannot delete an organization role if it is 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 as the Creator role.

The Creator role must at least have the following System Permissions:

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

To reassign the Creator role:

  1. Navigate to the Clerk Dashboard.
  2. In the navigation sidebar, select Organization Settings.
  3. Select the Roles tab. Create a new role or select an existing role from the list.
  4. Select the Show System Permissions checkbox.
  5. In the list of system permissions, ensure that Manage members, Read members, and Delete organization are selected.
  6. At the top right of the screen, open the "..." menu.
  7. From the dropdown, select the Set as Creator role option.


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