User Roles in Your Account


(Standard and Enterprise accounts only)

Team Responder (Standard and Enterprise only)

Limited User



Account Owner

View user profiles

View incidents

View schedules

View escalation policies

View services

View advanced analytics

Subscribe to incidents

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Be added on schedules and escalation policies


Create overrides for schedules that the user is on-call for


Trigger, acknowledge, reassign, and resolve incidents on services associated with any team the user belongs to, or for incidents directly assigned to them


Trigger, acknowledge, reassign, and resolve incidents


Add/edit/delete on-call schedules


Add/edit/delete escalation policies


Add/edit/delete services


Add/edit/delete Teams


Create/manage maintenance windows


Add new users


Delete users; cannot delete the account owner


Edit a user's profile/password


Create/delete REST API keys


Access to billing information


Cannot be deleted


Change the account owner


Enable and edit SSO properties (Standard and Enterprise accounts only)


Delete the account


How to change a user's role

You will need to be an Account Owner or Admin user to change another user's role in your PagerDuty account. You will not be able to change your own user role unless you are the account owner.

To change a user's role:

  1. Go to the Configuration > Users.
  2. Select the user you would like to update by clicking their name.
  3. Click on the User Settings tab in the user's profile page.
  4. Click on the Edit icon to the right of the Role section and use the dropdown menu to select a new Role.
  5. Click Save.

Stakeholder Users

Stakeholder users are available on current Standard and Enterprise plans. Stakeholders can view objects in an account, but cannot make any modifications. The intended use case is for a Stakeholder user to be added as a Subscriber to an incident — they will receive updates about the incident, but cannot take any action.

Stakeholder licenses are billed differently than full user licenses. Please contact your Account Manager for more information.

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    Tushar Dabhade

    Would love to have a User Role that can just view the Incidents. No changes allowed. This will be for managers and above!


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    Ryan Hoskin

    Thanks Tushar.  I'll pass that along to our product team.

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    Esteban Blanco

    I wish the limited user could manipulate their account so they could change how they get alerts or change a phone number, etc.  Is that possible?

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    Esteban Blanco

    Never mind!  I just tested with a limited user.  Sweet!

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    Stefano Mcghee

    Another vote for a read-only account as Tushar suggested. :-)


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    Stefan Gustafsson

    +1 on the read-only user account.

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    Yonah Russ

    We could use a finance role with access to update billing details and see invoices.

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    To foster better visibility of alerts within our organization, we want to CC alert emails to internal team mailing lists for every new alert for each service. A readonly (or even a limited-user) does handle this need, but it also involves the additional substantial cost of an additional "user" license, multiplied by every unique team we have. A way for PagerDuty to provide this without the additional cost (read: a "mailing list" user type) would encourage an industry best practice.

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    Alexis Chu

    Thanks for the feedback, Marc! We'll share this feedback with product. In the meantime, you can use webhooks to send email notifications to different teams. You can refer to the following article for more information. Let us know if you have any questions:

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    John Medway

    Can you please put this information in a table, rather than multiple long, bulleted lists? It would make side-by-side comparisons far easier.

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    Lisa Thompson

    Hi John!

    Thanks for your suggestion! We will work on this article to make it easier to read for comparison.