Roles and permissions

Describes user roles and permissions for workspaces, projects, and groups.

Use Workspace Settings > Members to manage roles and permissions for your organization, groups, and members.


Group management is a paid membership benefit that is not available to Free subscription. To learn more, please review our pricing

Organizations, groups & members

When you sign up for a Labelbox account, Labelbox will assign you an organization. Each organization consists of members with different permissions. Additionally, members can belong to groups. A group is defined as a set of members that share the same project assignments and can be managed together as a single unit rather than individually.

Member roles

Admins can invite additional members to join the organization. Admins can also control how members access certain projects by configuring member roles.

You can specify a member role to limit a member to a certain project or restrict a member to certain actions. And if you wish to add an external workforce, you can limit their access to a specific project; so they won’t be able to view other projects, datasets, or ontologies created by your organization.


Permission settings

You may set permission levels for each user in one of three ways:

Permission settingDefinition
Organization-wide (or workspace wide)The member will have access to all projects with their default role. This can not be overridden on the project level
Project-based using GroupsThe member will have access to all projects assigned to the Group. They will inherit their role from the "Default role" in their user profile.
Project-based using manual assignmentThe member can be manually assigned to specific projects. In this case, the admin can specify their user role, or they will inherit it from their user profile.

Organization-wide roles are designed to be mutually exclusive to project-based roles.

Organization-wide or workspace-wide roles

A role assigned at this level will apply to all projects within your workspace if you have multiple workspaces configured. Users cannot be restricted from accessing certain projects at the organization level. If set, the user's project-based roles cannot be modified.

To apply this role level to the member, you must select the option in the user's profile for "Use this role for all projects".

PermissionAdminRead-only AdminData AdminReviewerProject LeadTeam ManagerLabeler
View datasets in Catalog
Import data/create new datasets in Catalog
Apply filters in Catalog
Create slices in Catalog
Create new batches
Rename a batch
Delete batches
Remove queued labels from a batch
Delete non-queued labels from a batch
Create/modify ontologies
Create/modify/delete projects
Invite new members to an organization
View projects and labelsown only
Add/modify members on a project
Create/modify labelsown only(Except in Rework task)
Review labels
Add a data row as a benchmark
Receive benchmark data rows for labeling
Delete labels
View own & team's performance metricsown onlyown only
Create/update/delete/
resolve/reopen issues
Issues & comments set at project-level
Create/update/delete commentsIssues & comments set at project-level
Create an export
Models - full access
View Models
Access the Workflow tab in projects
Move data rows between steps

Project-based roles (via Groups or manual assignment)

Roles at this level are assigned on a project-by-project basis. If set, the user's organization role cannot be modified.

Project-based roles can be assigned via the groups feature or manual assignment.

PermissionProject-based project leadProject-based team managerProject-based reviewerProject-based labeler
Import data/create new datasets
Create new batches
Rename a batch
Delete batches
Remove queued labels from a batch
Delete non-queued labels from a batch
Edit projects
Invite new members to an organization
Add/modify existing org members on a project
Create/modify labelsown only(Except in Rework task)
Review labels
Add a data row as a benchmark
Receive benchmark data rows for labeling
Delete labels
View own & team's performance metricsown onlyown only
Create an export
Create issueson own assets only
Update/delete issuesown onlyown onlyown onlyon own assets only
Resolve/Reopen issuesown only
Create/update/delete commentson own assets only
Access the Workflow tab
Move data rows between steps