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Users

Last updated on November 14, 2016

Note: Some features mentioned here may not be available in your region or based on your user roleA grouping of user capabilities that describe the tasks a user can perform in OpenX.. For more information, please contact your OpenX representative.

Users represent the people who perform tasks in OpenX Ad ServerA complete digital advertising platform where publishers sell, manage, and deliver their advertising inventory across all digital formats.. You must create a user for each individual who accesses OpenX Ad Server on behalf of an account. When you create a user, specify their primary account and grant them roles which determine the tasks they can perform in OpenX Ad Server.

You can:

Roles and User capabilities. User capabilities describe the tasks that users can perform in OpenX Ad Server. These are granted to users through the system roles that you assign them to.

Account types and user roles

This 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.... And this user roleA grouping of user permissions, which, when assigned to a user, defines the tasks that they can perform on behalf of their accounts.... Allows users to...
Ad NetworkAn OpenX account type, which represents a business that manages other businesses and typically contains and manages both publisher accounts and advertiser accounts. Admin
  Demand-only Admin
  Restricted Demand-only Admin
  Supply-only Admin
  • Manage the network account and its supply-only users.

  • Manage its publisher subaccounts and their objects.

  • Manage ad products.

  • Manage selling rules.

  • Manage audience segments.

  • View its advertiser subaccounts and their objects.

  • View all reports that the network account has access to.

  • View Dashboard, Reports, Orders (read-only), Inventory, Forecast, Deals, Pricing Controls, and Accounts tabs.

  Reporting Only
  • View all sub-objects for their ad network account only.

  • View all reports that the network account has access to.

  • View, but not edit account settings.

  • View (read-only) Dashboard, Reports, Orders, Inventory, Forecast, Deals, and Accounts tabs.

Publisher Admin
  • Manage the publisher account and its users.

  • Manage all of its objects, including sites, ad units, and unit groups, sections, and audience segments.

  • View all reports that the publisher account has access to.

  • View Dashboard, Reports, Inventory, Ad Quality, Deals, Pricing Controls, and Accounts tabs.

  Reporting Only
  • View all sub-objects.

  • View all reports that the publisher account has access to.

  • View, but not edit account settings.

  • View (read-only) Dashboard, Reports, Inventory, Deals, and My Account tabs.

Advertiser Admin
  Restricted Admin
  • Manage the advertiser account and the current user.

  • Manage all of its objects, including orders, line items, ads, creatives, conversion tags, and audience segments.

    • Editing a line item changes its status to paused or pending.

    • Creating an ad changes the status of its parent line item to paused or pending.

    • Cannot edit a creative.

  • View all reports that the advertiser account has access to.

  • View Dashboard, Reports, Orders, and My Account tabs.

    Note: Users can't activate line items or update the status for orders, line items, or ads.

  Reporting Only
  • View all advertiser sub-objects.

  • View all reports that the advertiser account has access to.

  • View, but not edit their current account settings.

  • View (read-only) Dashboard, Reports, Orders, and My Account tabs.

Ad AgencyIn OpenX, an account type that represents a business that provides services to advertisers. Reporting Only
  • View all reports that the agency account has access to.

  • View, but not edit their current account settings.

  • View (read-only) Dashboard, Reports, Orders, and My Account tabs.

This topic applies to Ad Server. This topic applies to SSP. Most SSP activities are completed by OpenX.

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