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Managing Your Steamworks Account

Overview

Steamworks has a robust user-management tool that lets administrators define permissions for accessing, editing, and publishing configuration and information for your applications on Steam.

If you are marked as an administrator for your Steamworks account, you can manage users and permissions on the Users & Permissions page. If you are not an administrator, you will see a list of your administrators on the right side of the Steamworks home page that you can contact to request additional permissions as appropriate.

Managing Groups

Permissions for performing tasks within Steamworks are managed through groups. These groups are a collection of applications and users, each with their own specific permissions for what they can manage with regards to the applications in that group.

Each partner account will have an "Everyone" group with all the applications associated with that partner account. If you need to give a user access to some applications in your partner account but not all, you can create a new group and add that user to the group. The permissions that you specify for that user will only apply to the applications in that group. To manage your groups, head to the Add/Manage Group page.

Granting Permissions

Administrators can only grant permissions that they have themselves. For example, if an administrator does not have "Manage Pricing & Discounts" on their account in at least one permission group, then they will be unable to grant that permission to anyone.

User Permissions

Permissions are assigned for an individual within a permissions group. Those permissions are then applied for that user to any application that is also in that group. Here is a list of the current permissions and what they do:


Edit App Metadata Grants permission to upload depots, test Steamworks features, define achievements, leaderboards, post trading cards, etc.
Edit App Marketing Data Grants permission to submit store page data such as game description, branding images, and videos.
Publish App Changes To Steam Grants permission to publish changes made in the Steamworks Developer site for your title.
View Error Data Grants permission to view error reports for your title (if your title is integrated with Steamworks error reporting system).
Generate CD Keys Can request CD Key batches for your application or upload third-party keys. Learn more about product keys here.
View Financial Info Can view sales and download data for your application and packages.
Manage Signing Can manage digital signing for your title.
Economy/Workshop Support Allows the user to view/grant economy items in the partner site economy support tool.
Economy/Workshop Supervisor Currently same functionality as Support just above.
Manage Pricing & Discounts This permission allows the user to suggest pricing changes and opt in to discounts and promotions. See the Pricing documentation to learn more.
Live Broadcast This permission allows the user broadcast official live streams for your applications.
Administrator This permission allows the user to manage users and permissions on the partner account. Only users with admin rights can pay the Steam Application Fee and activate the application credit. See Steam Application Fee to learn more.
Actual Authority This permission is only assigned to the account that is responsible for signing paperwork on behalf of your organization and cannot be granted to a user by anyone other than Valve. The user with Actual Authority is able to enter and modify bank and tax information as well as accept any necessary legal agreements on behalf of your organization.

If no one in your Steamworks Account has Actual Authority, or if you need to designate a new user as Actual Authority, please contact Steam Publishing and let us know.