There are three types of users: admin users, standard users, and email-only users.
- Admin users can perform all account functions through the account portal. Learn more about admin users below.
- Standard users can have different permissions:
- billing permissions, which allow them to manage the financial aspects of your account,
- product/service permissions, which allow them to manage and use your products and services,
- or both billing and product/service permissions.
- Learn more about standard users and permissions below.
- Email-only users cannot perform any account functions through the account portal. Learn more about email-only users below.
Admin users have full permission to modify any aspect of your MaxMind account. They can access all items in the Account portal, create new users, modify user permissions, and deactivate users. Admin users can deactivate or change the permissions of other admin users. There must always be at least one admin user per account.
If you ever deactivate an admin user, we recommend replacing your account’s existing license keys as a security precaution. See a list of everything that admin users can do in the chart below.
Standard users can be given billing permissions, or product/service permissions, or both.
Standard users with billing permissions
Standard users with billing permissions can update the account contact information, update payment methods and view payment history, purchase web service funds or set up auto-recharge for your web service funds, purchase or cancel database subscriptions, and view your query usage. See a list of everything that standard users with billing permissions can do in the chart below.
Standard users with product/service permissions
Standard users with product/service permissions can view your web service query usage, as well as access your web services directly through the account portal, and download databases.
Specifically, if your account has access to minFraud, users with the product/service permission can use the account portal to query minFraud, set up custom rules, and search transaction history. Learn more about using minFraud through the account portal.
If your account has access to GeoIP2 web services, users with the product/service permission can query the services via the account portal. Learn more about looking up IP addresses using the account portal.
If your account has database subscriptions, users with the product/service permission can download databases. Learn more about downloading databases.
Email-only users cannot login to the account portal to manage your account or their own user login. Email-only users receive email notifications.
Account actions by account type and permission
You can look over the following chart to learn more about what each different account type and permission can do using the account portal. Please note that some of these features will depend on the products and services that you have purchased:
|Account Type and Permission||Account Portal Capabilities|
|With Billing Permissions|
|With Product/Service Permissions||
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