Users and Organizations

The Things Stack allows network administrators to manage the users that have access to the network. Administrators may add and remove users, and perform any actions on Gateways, End Devices, and Applications.

For non-administrator users, The Things Stack manages access rights to Gateways, End Devices, and Applications through collaborations.

This section explains how to manage users and organizations, and how to grant users and organizations rights as collaborators of entities.

User Rights

By default, non-administrator users have no rights over Gateways, End Devices, and Applications they did not create. To grant a user rights over an entity, the user must be added as a collaborator to that entity.


To make it easier to manage groups of users, it is possible to create organizations with specific rights which apply to all users who are collaborators. To use organizations, users must be added as collaborators of the organization, and the organization must be added as a collaborator of an entity.

Note: When a user is a collaborator of an organization which is a collaborator for an entity, the user’s rights are the intersection of the user’s rights in the organization and the organization’s rights on the entity.