In addition to setting user permission levels, you can also restrict access to metrics on a user-by-user basis. For example, if you want your accounting department to have access to revenue-related metrics but not user acquisition metrics, you can restrict access to those metrics.
In cases like these, we recommend setting that user's account to Standard. Standard permissions should be given to users who don't need to create or alter metrics, calculated columns, integrations, or users, but they do need access to data in the Data Warehouse. If you want to fully restrict access to data, use Read Only permissions instead.
After setting the permission level, you can select the metrics a Standard user can access by doing the following:
- Go to Account Settings > Manage Users.
- Select the desired user account.
- The Metrics tab will display a list of available metrics. Check the metrics that you want the user to have access to; uncheck those the user should not have access to.
- Changes are saved automatically. If the change is successful, Saved! will display at the top of the page.
Let's take a look:
Note: All users with Standard permissions can access all data in the data warehouse via Data Export in addition to all metrics from Google Analytics.
You can also restrict access to a metric by editing the metric and selecting users in the User Rights section. Note that a duplicated metric copies the same user permissions as the original metric.