Admin quick start

Asana is the best way for teams to track their work and get results, and it’s easy for admins and IT to manage. Follow along with our quick start guide below to set up your security controls and manage users right from the start.

Managing your Organization’s settings

How to access settings

To manage any admin settings, use the Organization settings menu:

IT and admins can access their Organization's settings by clicking their avatar in Asana

  1. Click your Asana avatar, then choose “[Organization name] Settings.”
  2. From the Organization settings menu, you can select from General, Members, Teams, Administration, Service Accounts, and Billing tabs, based on what you need to do.

Get started

Security

Ensure your company’s data is safe and secure by first configuring your security settings. Head to the Administration tab of the admin console.

IT and admins can use a SAML login configuration

  1. First select the login authentication settings for your Organization. You can use a regular Asana account login, Google Account login, or SAML. We recommend SAML so users have a single set of credentials to access Asana and admins can have tighter user and login management.
  2. If you don’t use SAML, make sure to set your password strength requirements in this menu.

Member and team management

Members

Next, it’s important to understand where to add, remove, and view members of your Organization and the teams they’re a part of.

To add:
  1. Click the orange + button in the top bar, and select Invite.
  2. Type in the email addresses of anyone you want to add. You can add multiple people at once. Then select the teams they should be a part of. An Asana invite will be sent to their email.
  3. We recommend adding people on the same teams at the same time.
To remove:

IT and admins can remove Asana members in their organization from the members tab in organization settings

  1. Before removing members from your Organization, we recommend going to their My Tasks list and reassigning their work to other teammates so it doesn’t go unaccounted for.
  2. To remove a member from your Asana Organization entirely, go to the Members tab of the Organization settings menu.
  3. Next, search for their name. Once their name is pulled up, place your cursor over it, and the Remove option will appear.
  4. Confirm that you want to remove them. Once removed, they will no longer have access to your Asana Organization, but all work they have done previously will stay in Asana.

Once someone is deprovisioned, any tasks assigned to them will be added to a new project that only you as the administrator can access.

To see all members in your Organization:

  1. Also from the Members tab of Organization settings you can request a CSV export that lists all members, which teams and projects they are members of, first and last login, and more.
  2. Once requested, an email with an expiring link to access the CSV will be sent to the email you use to log in to Asana.

Teams

To see all teams:

  1. In the Organization settings menu, click the Teams tab.
  2. Here, you can see all teams, their privacy setting (public, membership by request, or hidden), and the number of members in each team.
  3. To make any changes to the teams, click Edit. Here, you can change team names, descriptions, privacy settings, members, and more.

All admin controls

The steps above are our top recommendations to get started, but there are lots of admin settings you can access beyond them. Below we’ve listed out what you can do in each tab of the Organization settings menu.

IT and admins can manage their settings in the organization settings menu

General

In your general settings, you can:

  • Rename your Organization.
  • View other admins (to change admins, go to Administration tab).

Members

In your member settings, you can:

  • See the number of open seats you have left in Asana, as well as the total number in your plan.
  • Request a CSV file listing all members, which teams and projects they are members of, and more.
  • View and search for members of your Organization in Asana.
  • Deprovision members.

Teams

In your team settings, you can:

  • See a list of all teams with their privacy setting (public, membership by request, or hidden), and the number of members in each team.
  • Edit team names, descriptions, and privacy setting.
  • Add and remove team members on any team.
  • Invite new and existing users to a team.
  • Control who can approve requests to join their team.
  • Delete a team.

Administration

In your administration settings, you can:

  • Add and remove admins.
  • Set up SAML/SSO.
  • Choose password strength settings.
  • Force an Organization-wide password reset. All of your Organization’s members will immediately be logged out and asked to reset their password the next time they log in.
  • Request a full export of your Organization’s Asana. This is a comprehensive JSON file that lists all teams, members, projects, tasks, comments, conversations, and attachments.

Organizations using SAML will set up their sign-in URL and X.509 certificate from their SAML provider in the Administration menu

Service accounts

In your service account settings you can:

IT and admins can set up service accounts to make data backups, administrative tasks, and action triggers

  • Add and remove service accounts you might use for data backups, automated administrative tasks, Asana action triggers, or to build internal integrations. Learn more in our service accounts Guide article.
  • Reset service account tokens.

Billing

In your billing settings, you can:

  • View your current Asana plan (Free, Premium, or Enterprise), how many seats are occupied and how many you have left.
  • View the billing owner.

See our integrations

Asana integrates with lots of other apps that your organization might use. Check out our apps page to see the offerings, and have teams set up the integrations they want and need.

With so many companies doing their work on the web, Asana is committed to empowering admins so they can keep their organizations secure and simple to manage.

For more information, check out our privacy and security page or contact our Sales team.

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