Manage content on behalf of users with Stream admin mode

By using admin mode, Microsoft Stream admins can manage content on behalf of users. This will allow Microsoft Stream admins to elevate themselves to see and make changes to content even when it's private and they don't have permissions to edit the content normally.

Admin mode for videos

When a Stream admin enters admin mode for a video they can take most actions just as if they were an owner or editor of that content:

Manage video metadata, permissions, download, delete, etc

  1. Find a video in Stream
  2. Select ... > Edit in admin mode

Manage video comments, transcript, Forms

  1. Go to the player page for a video
  2. Select View settings (gear) > View in Admin mode
  3. You can now edit or delete comments, edit the transcript, or change interactivity Forms information

Admin mode for channels

When a Stream admin enters admin settings for a channel they can take most actions just as if they were an owner or editor of that content:

  • Change channel name, description, channel image
  • Delete channel

Manage channel metadata, settings, delete, etc

  1. Go to a channel page
  2. Select ... (More button) > Edit in admin mode

Admin mode for groups

For groups in Stream there are some caveats to what can be changed as a Stream admin.

For a group in Stream that is based on an Office 365 Group a Stream admin can only perform the following actions in admin mode because those settings are Stream specific settings:

  • Change the "Allow all members to contribute" setting
  • Change settings about channels inside the group

The following settings about the Office 365 group itself can only be changed in Stream if you are both a Stream admin and an Office 365 global admin:

  • Group name
  • Group access level
  • Group classification/sensitivity
  • Delete group
  • Group membership

For Stream only groups (which don't have the O365 tag on them) all settings about the Stream only group can be changed as a Stream admin:

  • Group name
  • Group description
  • Group access
  • Group membership

Manage group metadata, settings, delete, etc.

  1. Go to a group page
  2. Select ... > Edit in admin mode

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