User roles in Simple Cloud

Every Simple Cloud user account has a "user role" that defines what type of user you are. There are three different user roles:

We explain these roles below, and also explain the difference between user roles and project roles, and that you can set roles differently for each studio.

Studio owner

The studio owner is the highest-level user role. A studio owner has full access to all features in Simple Cloud, including the ability to invite users, create projects, and set up workstations. They can also delete any user's account.

The person who creates the studio is given the studio owner role. But you can have multiple studio owners for the same studio if needed.

Studio manager

Like the studio owner, the studio manager can invite users, create projects, set up workstations and much more. But they do not have full access - they cannot delete the studio owner's user account.


Also known as a "regular user" account. The regular user can access a workstation and contribute to projects, but cannot access any of the management features that are available to the studio owner or studio manager.  

User roles vs project roles

It's important to note that these roles define what users can access in SimpleCloud. They are different to project roles (project roles relate to each user's purpose when working on a project, see Member roles for a project). 

User roles are set for each studio

You can have different roles for different studios. For example, you could be a regular user in one studio, but a studio manager in a different studio. 

To find out what user role each person has, see the team members list in Teams