Manage site admins

This article describes how global admins and SharePoint admins in Office 365 can add and remove site admins (previously called "site collection admins"). If you're an owner of a communication site, or a site that belongs to an Office 365 group, see Manage your SharePoint site settings for info about giving people access to your site. If you're an admin for a classic site, see Manage your SharePoint site settings.


If you're a global admin and want info about assigning other users the SharePoint admin role in Office 365, see Assigning admin permissions.

Add or remove site admins in the new SharePoint admin center

By using the new SharePoint admin center, you can change the owners for sites that use the new team site and communication site templates. You can also add and remove group members in the Microsoft 365 admin center. For info, see Add or remove members from Office 365 groups.

  1. Sign in to as a global or SharePoint admin. (If you see a message that you don't have permission to access the page, you don't have Office 365 administrator permissions in your organization.)


    If you have Office 365 Germany, sign in at If you have Office 365 operated by 21Vianet (China), sign in at Then select the Admin tile to open the admin center.

  2. In the left pane, under Admin centers, select SharePoint. (You might need to select Show all to see the list of admin centers.)

  3. If the classic SharePoint admin center appears, select Open it now at the top of the page to open the new SharePoint admin center.

  4. In the left pane of the new SharePoint admin center, select Active sites.

  5. In the left column, click to select a site.

  6. Select Owners. For a group-connected team site, you can add and remove group owners and additional site admins. For other sites, you can add and remove site admins and change the primary admin. Note that if you remove a person as a primary admin, they will still be listed as an additional admin. For info about each role, see About site permissions.

Changing admins for a team site