Group Project members have the ability to assign access levels for their Group Administrators and co-administrators. Assigned on the member’s Project Preferences page, these access levels determine what member information an administrator can view and in some cases, modify.
The following explains the three Group Administrator access levels and the permissions granted at each level.
Please note that, in this topic, all references to Group Administrator and administrator include Group Co-Administrator unless otherwise noted.
Group Project Access Only is the default access level and the most limited. This access level permits the Group Administrator or co-administrator to access project administration tools that allow him or her to view certain results in relation to how you match other project members; however, this access level does not allow the administrator to visit your myFTDNA pages.
The following table lists the Group Administration Pages and the corresponding group member information viewable by administrators assigned the Group Project Access Only level:
Group Project Access Only
|Group Administration Report Page*||Viewable Information|
|Profile Information |
(viewable by Group Administrators, co-administrators, and other project members in multiple locations)
|Maternal and Paternal Ancestry|| |
|Order Summary|| |
|Pending and Received Lab Results|| |
|Received and Unreceived Kits|| |
|FF Illumina OmniExpress Matrix|| |
|FF Illumina OmniExpress Results|| |
|mtDNA Results Classic|| |
|Y-DNA Genetic Distance|| |
|Y-DNA TiP Report|| |
|Y-DNA Results|| |
|Y-DNA Results Classic|| |
|Y-DNA Results Colorized|| |
|Y-DNA SNP|| |
|Member Subgrouping|| |
|Activity Feed|| |
*These pages are only accessible by Group Administrators and co-administrators unless otherwise noted.
For more information on the permissions granted with this level, see the below Limited Access and Full Access table.
Full Access permits the Group Administrator or co-administrator to visit, view, and modify certain information on your myFTDNA pages in order to assist with kit management and better facilitate project research. Additionally, this access level includes all of the permissions granted with the Limited Access level.
The Full Access level is designed to allow an individual administrator to fully manage a project member’s kit and function on their behalf. This includes ordering products and modifying information with the exceptions of the primary email address and project preferences for other Group Projects.
The following table lists your myFTDNA pages and the corresponding limitations and permissions granted to the administrator with the Limited Access and Full Access levels.
Note: In addition to the personal information mentioned below, administrators for Group Projects of which you are a member and whom you have assigned Limited or Full Access and administrators to whom your matches have granted Limited or Full Access, will be able to view your profile, match information (e.g., Common Matches, Genetic Distances, and Shared Segments) and some Genetic Information (e.g., genetic markers and ethnicity information).
Limited Access and Full Access
|Group Member myFTDNA Page||Limited Access |
|Full Access |
|Complete Order History||Yes||Yes|
|Products and Upgrades |
(Ability to purchase tests or upgrades
for group member)
|Family Finder Raw Data Download||No||Yes|
|Family Finder Matches||Yes||Yes|
|Download Family Finder Matches||Yes||Yes|
|Family Finder Linked Relationship||Yes||Yes|
|Family Finder Chromosome Browser||Yes||Yes|
|Download Family Finder Chromosome Browser||Yes||Yes|
|Family Finder myOrigins||Yes||Yes|
|Family Finder Shared Origins||Yes||Yes|
|Family Finder ancientOrigins||Yes||Yes|
|Family Finder Matrix||Yes||Yes|
|Population Finder Survey||No||Yes|
|Family Finder Advanced Matches||Yes||Yes|
|mtDNA Download Matches||Yes||Yes|
|mtDNA View Matches||Yes||Yes|
|mtDNA Ancestral Origins||Yes||Yes|
|mtDNA Matches Maps||Yes||Yes|
|mtDNA Migration Maps||Yes||Yes|
|mtDNA Haplogroup Origins||Yes||Yes|
|mtDNA Print Certificates||No||Yes|
|mtDNA Download FASTA||No||Yes|
|mtDNA View Results||Yes||Yes|
|mtDNA Advanced Matches||Yes||Yes|
|Y-DNA and Big Y-500|
|Y-DNA Download Matches||Yes||Yes|
|Y-DNA View Matches||Yes||Yes|
|Y-DNA Ancestral Origins||Yes||Yes|
|Y-DNA Haplotree & SNPs||Yes||Yes|
|Y-DNA SNPs Download||Yes||Yes|
|Y-DNA Matches Maps||Yes||Yes|
|Y-DNA Migration Maps||Yes||Yes|
|Y-DNA SNP Map||Yes||Yes|
|Y-DNA Haplogroup Origins||Yes||Yes|
|Y-DNA Print Certificates||No||Yes|
|Y-DNA Download Y-STR Results||Yes||Yes|
|Y-DNA View Y-STR Results||Yes||Yes|
|Big Y-500 Results||Yes||Yes|
|Big Y-500 Matches||Yes||Yes|
|Big Y-500 BAM File Download||No||Yes|
|Big Y-500 Download VCF||No||Yes|
|Y-DNA Advanced Matches||Yes||Yes|
|All Factoids Results||No||Yes|
|Individual Autosomal Markers||Yes||Yes|
|Contact Information||No||Yes (except primary email)|
|Change Password||No||Yes (must know the current password to change it)|
|Earliest Known Ancestors||Yes||Yes|
|Privacy & Sharing||Yes||Yes|
|Join a Project||Yes||Yes|
* An administrator granted Full Access has the ability to modify permissions for administrators in other projects who have Limited Access or Group Access; however, they cannot grant Full Access to or remove Full Access from any other administrator or co-administrator. Additionally, administrators granted Full Access by a member can, on the member’s behalf, leave other projects with the exception of those having administrators who also have Full Access.