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Changing account owners

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Last edited: Jun 17, 2022


This topic explains how to change which account member has the Owner role in your LaunchDarkly account, as well as what the Owner role entails.

Understanding the owner role

In LaunchDarkly, Owner is a unique role that only one account member can have. Owners have absolute power over your entire LaunchDarkly account, including the ability to add or remove the Admin role from other account members, or to remove the Owner role from themselves and assign it to someone else.

Every LaunchDarkly account must have one member with the Owner role. By default, the person who creates your LaunchDarkly account is given the Owner role.

To learn more about member roles, read Managing your account members.

Changing account owners

You can change account owners from the Account settings screen.

Only the current account owner can change which member has the Owner role, and only account members with verified LaunchDarkly accounts can become account owners.

If you are not the owner of your LaunchDarkly account and need to change which member has the Owner role, contact Support.

Have your Owner credentials ready

If you have not authenticated to LaunchDarkly within the last 10 minutes, you will be prompted to re-enter your credentials during this procedure. Make sure you have access to the account owner's login information before you start.

Follow these steps to change account owners:

  1. Log in to LaunchDarkly as the account owner.
  2. Navigate to the Account settings screen and click into the Members tab.
  3. Scroll down to the "Change owner" section.
  4. Click your name. A menu of other account members appears:
The expanded account owner menu with a different account member selected.
The expanded account owner menu with a different account member selected.
  1. Choose a new account member from the menu by clicking or searching.
  2. Click Update owner. The "Sign in to LaunchDarkly" screen appears.
  3. Reauthenticate with your credentials. If your organization uses SSO or SCIM for LaunchDarkly, enter only your email to trigger SSO or SCIM authentication.
  4. After you authenticate, the Members tab in Account settings appears.
  5. Scroll to the "Change owner" section and select the same new account member as in step 5. A confirmation dialog appears.
  6. Confirm that you want to update the account owner by clicking Change.

Your role changes to Admin. The account member you chose now has the Owner role.