Access Management

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Access Management

Access Management

Things you Need to Know

User Name:

The Gmail user name which is used for logging into Google Analytics.

Account:

The entry point into Google Analytics. You can use a single account to manage multiple web properties.

Web Property:

A web entity, such as a website, blog, or mobile application, for which you want to gather analytics data.

Profile:

The level in the Google Analytics framework at which reports are accessed. A profile is a customized view of the visitor data for a web property. A single web property can have multiple profiles. Profiles provide flexibility by allowing you to set different rules on the incoming analytics data. The users added to a profile can view reports based on the data the profile is set up to return.

Google Analytics User Attributes:

Administrator: An administrator can create profiles, filters, or goals, and can add users.

Users: Users have read-only access to reports and can be restricted to viewing only specific profiles.

Creating New Web Properties in Google Analytics

To create a new web property:

From the Account Home page, click the gear icon. Click the link for the account you want to set up a web property in to load the Webproperties page. GA Web Property Setup

Click the + New Web Property button. The Create New Web Property page loads. GA Web Property Setup

Provide the property name, URL, country, and time zone, and then click Create property.

Creating New Profiles in Google Analytics

To create a new profile:

From the Account Home page, click the gear icon. Click the link for the account, then the link for the web property you want to set up a profile for. The Profiles page loads. GA Profile Setup

Click + New Profile to open the Create New Profile page. GA Profile Setup

Give the profile a name and click Create Profile. The profile is added and the Profiles page loads so you can configure the profile. GA Profile Setup

Granting Access to Users

New Users

  1. From the Profiles page, select the Users tab and click + New User. GA User Setup
  2. In the Add User to Profile form, select Create a new user for the account and grant access to this profile. GA User Setup
  3. Enter the user's email address and indicate whether the user's role is User or Administrator.
  4. Click Create User to complete the process.

Existing Account Users

  1. From the Profiles page, select the Users tab and click + New User. GA User Setup
  2. In the Add User to Profile form, select Select existing account users to grant access. GA User Setup
  3. In the Available users list box, highlight the account user to grant access to and click Add. (Press Ctrl while selecting to select multiple account users.)
  4. Click Grant Access to complete the process.

Best Practice Tips for Access Management

It is recommended that you create separate web properties for tracking separate domain names. For example, please refer to the following schematic where each domain is tracked as a distinct web property.

Google Analytics Profile Setup

You should create at least one duplicate profile which contains the exact same data as the default profile.

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