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Roles and permissions on Coinbase Prime

Roles come with specific permissions that give your teammates access to Coinbase Prime and dictates what they're allowed to do within the account and portfolio.  This creates a checks and balances system for your account. It’s important to understand roles and permissions prior to adding team members to your account.

When you onboard to Coinbase Prime, the account owner will add team members to your account and assign each user a role. After your contract is active, you can edit, remove, and add team members as needed. Each team member can only have one assigned role per portfolio.

Review the chart below to learn more about each role and it’s associated permissions:

Role

Access and Permissions

Read

Initiate

Approve

Trade

Team 
Mngmt.

Video
Approver

Administrator**

Full access to Coinbase Prime and ability to perform every permission provided by the auditor, initiator, approver, authorized signatory, trader, full trader, and team management roles.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes*

Auditor

Read-only access to all pages within Coinbase Prime. Can also download statements, invoices, and reports.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Initiator

Read-only access to all pages within Coinbase Prime. Can download statements, invoices, and reports. Ability to initiate transfers and changes to the account settings (initiations need to be approved by consensus).

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes*

Approver

Read-only access to all pages within Coinbase Prime. Can download statements, invoices, and reports. Ability to approve or reject consensus activities.

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes*

Authorized Signatory

Read-only access to all pages within Coinbase Prime. Can download statements, invoices, and reports. Ability to initiate transfers and changes to the account settings (initiations need to be approved by consensus), to approve or reject consensus activities.

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes*

Trader**

Read-only access to all pages within Coinbase Prime. Can download statements, invoices, and reports. Ability to place orders.

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Yes*

Full Trader**

Read-only access to all pages within Coinbase Prime. Can download statements, invoices, and reports. Ability to initiate transfers and changes to the settings (initiations need to be approved by consensus), and place orders.

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes*

Team Management

Assign and change roles for each person in a portfolio.

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

*All roles except Auditor and Team Management can be added as a Video Approver. This permission is selected individually and not granted as part of the role.

**These roles aren't applicable if you only use custodial services on Coinbase Prime.

Important

Each portfolio must have either an Administrator role, or at least one of each of the following roles: Initiator, Approver, and Team Management.

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