Space roles

Learn what the space roles are and how you can assign them to users.

What is a role?

Role is a set of permissions related to managing your space and its proposals which an account (wallet address) can be granted.

Role permissions


Controller of space has a full control over the space settings including managing the list of admins.


Admin can edit space settings with the exception of the list of admin users and archive proposals.


Moderator can manage proposals within the Space and create new ones.


Author can create proposals regardless of their voting power and the proposal validation strategy.

Assign a role to the user


There can be only one controller per space and can be updated only by the current controller.

To update the controller role head to the space settings on Snapshot and the Advanced tab. At the bottom of the page you'll find the Danger zone where you can change the controller:

Paste the address of the account you want to set as space controller in the pop-up window and click Set. It will trigger your wallet browser extension and ask you to sign a transaction with a gas fee.

Admins, moderators, and authors

To update the admins and authors lists head to the space settings on Snapshot and the Members tab.

You can add addresses one by one and choose their applicable role:

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