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Understanding User Roles

Every organization and team is composed of members with different user roles. There are 6 user roles in Transifex, each with a different set of responsibilities and user permissions. Here's a look at them.


Organization Administrator

Admins have full access to all features and control over every setting within an organization. Admins can do what the other roles can, plus the following:

  • Create/delete projects
  • Add/remove project maintainers
  • Invite people of all roles
  • Create and delete teams
  • Assign projects to different teams
  • Access reports
  • Order translations
  • Manage/change an organization's subscription
  • Create/delete glossaries
  • Create/delete style guides
  • Change organization-level settings such as Translation Memory and Glossary sharing
  • Transfer projects to another organization
  • Archive projects
  • Delete an organization
  • Add/remove tags

Project Maintainers

Maintainers are responsible for managing individual projects in Transifex. Maintainers can:

  • Add/remove project languages
  • Approve/deny language requests
  • Add/delete resources
  • Assign new project maintainers
  • Post project announcements
  • Change project-level settings
  • Review and Proofread translations in all project languages
  • Submit translations in all project languages
  • Delete TM entries
  • Add/remove tags
  • Mark open issues as resolved (Note: The creator of an issue can also resolve the issue.)

The Project Maintainer role is tied to a specific project – not a team. However, Project Maintainers don't need to be added to the team that's translating the project they're managing since they already have translation permissions.

We recommend making developers on your team either Maintainers or Admins.

Team Managers

Team Managers are responsible for who's on a team, and what role each member of a team has. Managers can:

  • Invite people to a team
  • Approve/deny team join requests
  • Change the user roles of team members
  • Start a team discussion
  • Review and Proofread translations
  • Submit translations
  • Access Translation Activity Reports

The Team Manager role is useful when working with translation agencies. Simply assign someone from the agency to be a Team Manager and they can then invite their translators to work on your projects and assign them different roles.

Language Coordinators

Coordinators are responsible for overseeing a particular language within a team. Coordinators can do the same things as a team manager, but on a language level:

  • Invite people to a language in a team
  • Approve/deny join requests for a language in a team
  • Change the user roles of members in a language of a team
  • Start a team discussion in a particular language
  • Review and Proofread translations in a specific language
  • Submit translations in a specific language

If you're crowdsourcing translations, you can delegate some of the responsibility of managing a specific language to a trusted member of the community by promoting them from a translator or reviewer to language coordinator.


Reviewers play an important role in ensuring translation quality. They check translations to make sure they're error free and meet your quality standards. Once a translation is reviewed, it cannot be edited by a Translator. Reviewers can:

  • Review and Proofread translations in a specific language
  • Submit translations in a specific language
  • Post in team discussions


Translators work to adapt your content from one language to another. They can:

  • Submit translations in a specific language
  • Post in team discussions


While there are 6 user roles in Transifex, only Team Managers, Coordinators, Reviewers, and Translators are part of teams. Admins and Maintainers work on an organization and project level, respectively.