When Kintone Users & System Administrators Add Department Administrators

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This page describes the steps for Kintone Users & System Administrators to add department administrators.

Users Who Can Be Assigned As Department Administrators

All users can be assigned as department administrators.
Even users who do not belong to the department they are going to manage can be assigned.

Actions That Can Be Performed for Users Not Yet Assigned

Department administrators can perform the following actions for users who do not belong to any departments yet:

  • Change user information.
  • Add the users to a department of which department administrators have administrative privileges.

If you do not want the department administrators to perform actions on users who do not belong to any department, assign them to the appropriate department.
By default, the Administrator user is also a user who do not belong to any departments.
Changing Departments to Which Users Belong


  1. Click the gear-shaped menu button in the header.

  2. Click Users & System Administration.

  3. Click Departments & Users.

  4. Click the gear-shaped icon on the department to which you want to add a department administrator.
    Screenshot: The gear-shaped icon is highlighted

  5. Click Department Administrators.
    Kintone Users & System Administrators can assign department administrators for any departments.

  6. Enter a display name or a login name of the user in the search box to search the target user.
    Moreover, you can expand the department tree and find the target user.

  7. Select the users you want to add as department administrators.
    Screenshot: Selecting target users

  8. Click Add.

  9. Confirm that the target users are added to the "Department Administrators" section.

  10. Click Save.
    When a department administrator logs in, the button to access Administration is displayed.
    Screenshot: "Administration" button