Managing Google Apps for an entire organization is not always a one-size-fits-all job. Google Apps Administrators often need to securely share management responsibilities with others. These users may need to have access to certain administrative privileges like user creation, password resets or managing groups, but not to all of them.
To address theses needs, Google launching "Delegated Admin" to Business and Education customers. With this new feature, your primary administrators or "Super Admins" can now offer other users specific administration controls.
With these customizable privileges, Delegated Administration is another way you can tailor Google Apps to your business needs.
To get started today:
- Log in to Apps admin control panel
- Under "Organization and Users," find and click on the user account to which you wish to grant privileges
- Click "Privileges" tab
- To make the user a Super Admin select the check box labeled "This user has full administrative rights within this Control Panel." To restrict the user's access to selected functions the Control Panel, select the check boxes next to the tabs you want the user to access
- Select the specific actions the user is allowed to perform under each tab
- Click "Save changes" and "OK" to confirm that you want to grant administrator access to the user
When the user signs into the control panel, only the Dashboard and the selected tabs will appear in the menu bar. The user will have administrator access to the settings you granted them, but nothing more.
[Source: Google Enterprise blog]