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Manage Partner employee access to client accounts

Last updated: March 14, 2024

Available with any of the following subscriptions, except where noted:

Partner Account
  • Partner admins can easily manage partner employee permissions in their clients' HubSpot accounts directly from their Partner account. This creates a streamlined experience for clients and allows clients to give extensive permissions to partners.

Before you get started

Review the table below for the differences between the two types of admins in a client's HubSpot account and the available features:

  Super admin Partner admin Available features

Elevated account access



  • Edit access for all CRM objects, products hubs, and applications.
  • Targeted admin permissions needed for Partners to serve customers.

Full admin privileges





  • Ability to add and remove other super admins
  • Management of account billing and financial transactions

Paid Sales or Service Hub features via Partner seat



  • Partners do not need be assigned a paid Sales or Service Hub seat to use the features.

Multi-account management features



  • Manage all your users in all client accounts directly from your partner account. 

In addition, Partner admins do not have access to the following features:

Please note: Partner admin is a permission set applied upon user creation or applied to existing users. Partner admins can have individual permissions removed or added as needed. 

Become a Partner admin

To become a Partner admin and manage your employees' permissions, you need access to the Client Access Manager. To do so:

To become a Partner Admin in a client’s account, you must first give your client your Partner Admin access link. Only Solutions Partners and Providers can be Partner Admins. 

  • In your Partner account, navigate to Partner > Client Access Manager.
  • In the upper-right, click Get access link
  • In the popup box, click Copy link to copy your personal access link. Send this to your clients.


  • Once your client opens and approves your access, link, you will be created as a partner employee in their HubSpot account with Partner Admin permissions.
  • You will receive an email when your client has approved your access link. 


You can also send an access link on behalf of a partner employee. To do so:

  • In your Partner account, navigate to Partner > Client Access Manager.
  • Click the Employees tab.
  • Click the name of an employee.
  • In the upper-right, click ActionsCopy Access Link and send this to your clients.

Add employees to your client's HubSpot account

Partner Admins can add employees to client accounts directly from your partner account.

  • In your HubSpot Partner account, navigate to Partner > Client Access Manager.
  • In the Clients tab, hover over the client you want to add Partner employees to and click Actions > Add employees

Please note: the client name displayed in the Client Access Manager comes from the name of the company record in your partner CRM, which may differ from the client's official name.

    • In the right panel, click the Employees dropdown menu and select which employees to add to the account.
    • Click the Permissions set dropdown menu to select which permission set these employees should have. 
    • Click Add employees. 

All employees can be found in the Employees tab of the Client Access Manager. Employees with a partner employee email domain will have a checkmark beside their email address. When an employee is added to your client's HubSpot account, they will have access to the Partner Seat


If an employee without a partner employee email domain already exists in the client's account, you must manually link the employee to the client's account for them to received managed credit. To manually link an employee:

  • In your HubSpot Partner account, navigate to PartnerClient Access Manager
  • In the Employees tab, hover over the employee you want to associate to an account and click ActionsLink clients
  • Select a client from the dropdown menu and click Confirm.

Update employee permissions in the client's HubSpot account

Partner Admins are able to update Partner employees’ permissions in their client account from their Partner account. To do so:

  • In your HubSpot Partner account, navigate to Partner > Client Access Manager.
  • In the Clients tab, hover over the client you want to edit permissions for and click Actions > Details
    • Hover over the employee whose permissions you want to edit and click Actions > Change permission set.
    • Click the Permission set dropdown menu and select which permission set you want to apply to the employee.
    • Click Confirm

Partner Admins can only add or remove permissions that they have from another employee. For example, in the case that the Partner Admin does not have Reports access permissions:

  • If they add an employee or change the employee’s permission set, the employee will not have Reports access permissions.
  • If the employee already has Reports access permissions, it will not be removed when the Partner Admin changes their permission set. 

Remove employees from the client's HubSpot account

Please note: deactivating an employee does not end a managed relationship between a Partner and client. To end the managed relationship, you must remove all employees from the client account. 

Partner Admins can remove employees from a client’s account via the Partner account. When removing personnel, Partner Admins can review all assets owned by the employee.

If you are a super admin or have View and Edit Partner Employee management permissions, you can deactivate or remove any partner employees from any client account. You must be a partner admin in a client account to reactivate, edit permissions, or add employees to clients.

Remove an employee from one or many client accounts

  • In your Partner account, navigate to Partner > Client Access Manager.
  • Click the Employees tab.
  • Hover over the employee you want to remove from the client account and click Remove employee from clients
  • In the wizard, review all client accounts that the Partner employee is a user in and all assets affected.


  • Select the checkboxes next to the client accounts you want to remove the employee from. 
  • Click Next.
  • Review the removal information and click Done

Remove all employees from one client account

To remove all partner employees from a client's HubSpot account:

  • In your Partner account, navigate to Partner > Client Access Manager.
  • In the Clients tab, click the Access types filter and select all the checkboxes. This ensures you have a list of clients that any of your employees have access to. 
  • Click the name of the client you want to end the managed relationship with.
  • Select the checkbox to select all employees. 
  • Click Remove partner employee
  • In the wizard, review all employees and the assets affected.
  • Click Confirm removal. 

Doing the following will not immediately end a managed relationship between you and your HubSpot client. The relationship will only end 60 days after the last qualifying partner activity in the client account:

  • Deactivating all employees who manage the client in your partner account. 
  • Ceasing all partner activity in the client’s account. 
Please note:
  • If all employees in a client's account have been deactivated, as a Partner admin, you can either reactivate or remove all of them from the account.
  • If you (the Partner admin) and all employees have been deactivated, any partner employee in the partner account who is a super admin or has View and Edit Partner Employee management permissions can remove you and all other users from the client account. 

Migrate from super admin to Partner admin

If you are already a super admin in your client’s account, you can become a Partner Admin through your partner account. 

  • In your HubSpot Partner account, navigate to PartnerClient Access Manager.
  • Hover over the client account you want to be a Partner Admin for and click Change to Partner Admin.
  • In the popup window, click the Keep billing permissions toggle on if you want to retain your billing permissions in the client account after becoming a Partner Admin. 
  • Click Confirm. 
Please note:
  • Once you are a Partner admin, you can use the Client Access Manager to change other super admins to Partner admins. 
  • There must be at least one super admin in the client account. If you are the only super admin in the client account, it will not be possible to change yourself or others to a Partner admin. 
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