Getting started: Users

Once you’ve created the accounts you’ll need in OpenX Ad ServerA complete digital advertising platform where publishers sell, manage, and deliver their advertising inventory across all digital formats., you can get your users set up.

You can control each user's access to your business at the account level. Each user has access to the account to which they are assigned as well as each child-account beneath it.

To control what actions a user can perform, you can associate him or her with a roleA grouping of user permissions, which, when assigned to a user, defines the tasks that they can perform on behalf of their accounts.. Roles are a way to allow or restrict access to the system. For example, a user can have admin or reporting-only access. Reporting-only users can only run and view specific reports, without the editing or creation capabilities of an admin.

Each account typeIndicates the intended purpose of an account, which determines what objects it can contain and influences what users logged in to the account can do in OpenX. For example, advertiser accounts contain orders, publisher accounts contain inventory, and ad networks contain other accounts. has its own set of user roles, and the tables below highlight the most common roles by account type.

Network

Role Access
Admin Full administrator access
Demand-only Admin For the Demand side, full administrator access to orders; view-only access to inventoryAd space available on a website or app. The basic unit of inventory for OpenX is an ad unit.
Restricted Demand-only Admin

For the Demand side, restricted access to orders; view-only access to inventory

Can create ads but cannot activate them

Supply-only Admin For the Supply side, full administrator access to inventory; view-only access to orders
Reporting Only Can generate, run, and view reports

Publisher

Role Access
Admin Full administrator access
Reporting Only Can generate, run, and view reports

Advertiser

Role Access
Admin Full administrator access
Restricted Admin Can edit orders, line items, and ads, but can’t activate them or change their status
Reporting Only Can generate, run, and view reports

Ad Agency

Role Access
Reporting Only Can generate, run, and view reports

 

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This topic applies to Ad Server.

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