An Overview of the Lucidchart Admin Panel

With a Lucidchart Enterprise account, you can collaborate easily with your colleagues and customize your security settings to best fit the needs of your company. All of your administrative work will be done in your Admin panel, which you can access by clicking on the TEAM hyperlink in the navigation bar of your documents page.

If you are the admin of a team account, many of the features in the admin panel will not be available to you. To upgrade to an enterprise account, check out our pricing page or contact our sales team.  

Click here for a visual overview of the admin panel!





The Users panel is where you will be doing the bulk of your administrative work, including managing licenses, adding and removing users, and creating groups of users within your team.

To navigate to your Users panel, click on the "Users" tile in your Team Management page.


When you are in your Users panel, click the "+User" button in the top right to begin adding users to your team.

There are four different ways by which you can add new users to your Lucidchart account. Click on the tabs on the left of your screen to access these options.

Add by Email

The easiest way to add users to your Lucidchart account is by email. Simply type in the user's email address and click the "Add to Team" button on the bottom right of the page.


Add Manually

If you would like to add more personalized information to your user’s account, you can select Add Manually from the tabs on the left. You will then be able to add the user’s first name, last name, and email, assign them to a group and even set a password for them. After adding this information, click the "Add to Team" button on the bottom right of the page to create the new user.


Add by Domain

If you are integrated with Google you will have the option of adding users to your Lucidchart team by pulling a list of domains from your Google instance.

To add users by domain, select "Add by Domain" from the tabs on the left. A list of all the users in your Google instance who are not currently a part of your Lucidchart account will appear on your screen.

You can see whether a user currently has a Lucidchart account by navigating to the "Lucid User" column. Each user will display one of the three following statuses:

  • Yes: The user currently has a personal Lucidchart account and you can invite them into your account.
  • Pending: You have previously sent this user an invitation to join your account.
  • No: This user does not currently have a Lucidchart account and you can add them directly into your account without an invitation.

To add users from the domain list to your account, select one or multiple and click the "Add to Team" button on the bottom right of the page.


CSV Upload

If you would like to add a large number of your employees to your Lucidchart account, you can do so quickly with our CSV import feature. To upload using this method, create a spreadsheet in the format below and then save it as a .csv file. To import this file, click “choose file,” select your list, and click the "Add to Team" button on the bottom right of your page.

To download an example document that you can use as a template, click the "Download Example File" link.



Your Lucidchart account has a parent group that encompasses all of the users on the account. Within this parent group, you can create sub-groups to organize your users based on department, region, or another criterion. By creating subgroups, you can facilitate user management and promote easy file sharing between users on your team.

Creating Groups

To create a subgroup, click on the pencil to the right of the parent group in your Users panel. A menu will pop up displaying the options “Rename Team” and “Create Group.” Select “Create Group.”


Assigning Team Members to Groups

Once you have created a group, you can easily add team members to it. To do so, navigate to the parent list of team members on your account by clicking on the parent group. Select the checkboxes to the left of the names of the teammates you want to add to the group, and then click “Edit” under the "Teams & Groups" tab on the right of your screen. You can then add the team members to the group by clicking the + button to the right of the group name. The group will show up under “Current Groups,” and you can add multiple groups at one time. Click “Confirm.”


Sharing to Groups

Group members can share documents to any group they are a part of. Any person who is added to a group will have access to all the documents and shapes that have been previously been shared to the group.


Accessing Shared Folders / Documents

Any folders shared with you will appear on the left of your documents page and display the shared folder icon. Screen_Shot_2017-08-17_at_2.09.25_PM.png

You can access any individual files that are shared with you by clicking "Shared with Me" underneath your folders.


Your Lucidchart account can consist of two different types of users:

  • Licensed Users: These users can create, edit, and share documents.
  • View-only Users: These users can view any documents shared with them and comment on those documents, but they cannot create, edit, or share any documents themselves. You may have as many view-only users on your account as you’d like for no extra cost.

Note: Many companies will take advantage of this allowance and pull all their employees into Lucidchart, using the platform as a repository of up-to-date processes and charts.

Filtering Types of Users

You can quickly differentiate between the types of users on your account by clicking the "All Users" dropdown on the left of your Users Panel and selecting the view that you would like to see. You can view the following:

  • All Users: All users regardless of license type.
  • Licensed Users: Only users who have a Lucidchart license.
  • View-only Users: Only users who do not have a Lucidchart license.
  • Pending Invitations: Individuals invited to your organization’s Lucidchart account who have not yet accepted the invitation to join.
  • Requested Lucidchart: View-only users who have requested a Lucidchart license.


Deleting Users

You can delete a user by right-clicking on the user’s name and selecting "Delete Users." A dialogue box will appear displaying the number of documents and the amount of storage used by that user. You will have the option to transfer the files to another person within your organization by typing an email address in the "New Document Owner" field. This field will auto-populate with users currently on your account.



As an admin you can easily reassign licenses to users within your account. To do this, select a user by clicking on their name. Click "Edit" next to "Licenses" on the right-hand side of your screen. In the window that pops up, check or uncheck the box next to "Lucidchart" under "Licenses" to add or take away that user’s license. If you remove that user’s license, you will have the option to transfer the user’s files to another person within your organization by typing an email address in the "New Document Owner" field. This field will auto-populate with users currently on your account.


In the Identity Management Panel of the Admin Panel, you can customize your security settings in Lucidchart to match the security settings of your organization.


Sign-On Methods

In addition to allowing the traditional method of email and password log ins, Lucidchart integrates with the following Single Sign-On (SSO) applications.

  • Google SSO
  • Office 365
  • SAML (Unless this SSO method is set as the default sign-on method, users will be able to log in through the SAML API but will not be able to use SAML to log in through the Lucidchart API.)

You can enable and disable different login methods by navigating to the User Sign In tab in the Identity Management panel and checking or unchecking the boxes next to the different methods. When you have more than one method selected, users will be able to select their desired log in method after typing their email address into the Lucidchart log in page.


Default Sign-On

In the User Sign In tab, you can also set your team’s default authentication method. This is the log in method that users will encounter when they click “Next” or hit the “Enter” key after typing their email address into the Lucidchart log in page. For example, the Lucidchart team has Google SSO set up as our default sign-on method, so employees will be directed to log in with Google when they click “Next” or hit “Enter.”


Restrict User Log In to Whitelisted IP Addresses

If you would like your employees to only be able to log in to Lucidchart from specific locations, check this box and whitelist certain IP addresses by typing them into the field below.

Note: This feature will not prevent users from logging in with a whitelisted IP address and then moving to another address that is not whitelisted.

CIDR Notation: This feature requires CIDR notation to denote IP ranges, e.g.

Password Policy

If your organization allows email and password log in, you can change the settings in the Password Policy tab to increase the security of your users’ passwords.

Force Password Reset

By pressing this button, you will force a password reset for every member of your organization. When a user logs in after you do this, they will be prompted to change their password.


Does your team work offline?

Our new offline functionality allows users to access and edit documents without internet access by storing documents offline on a computer or mobile device. You can control whether or not to give your team access to this feature by:

  • Switching on or off “Give users the option to store and access Lucidchart documents offline”
  • Clicking “Save Changes”

Don’t worry - you can always adjust access if you change your mind.

Domain Lockdown

Domain Lockdown is an Enterprise feature that allows you to control the security settings for users on your domain.

If you enable domain lockdown, users who attempt to sign up for a Lucidchart account will be notified that an enterprise account already exists with their given domain and they will be redirected to verify their identity. Once they have verified their identity, they will be pulled into your organization’s Lucidchart account.

The domain lockdown feature prevents users from creating unauthorized teams outside of your team account and allows you to set security standards for your entire organization.


You can select one of the following options for verifying your user’s identities.

  • Confirmation email: The user will receive an email with a confirmation link. Once they click on the link, they will be pulled into your Lucidchart account.
  • SAML authentication: This option will redirect users to your organization’s SAML instance. Once they log in successfully they will be pulled into your account.
  • Google SSO authentication: This option will redirect users to authenticate via Google SSO. Once they have successfully logged in, they will be pulled into your Lucidchart account.
  • Office 365 SSO authentication: This option will redirect your users to authenticate via their Office 365 credentials. Once they have successfully logged in, they will be pulled into your Lucidchart account.
  • Redirect to custom authentication URL: This allows users to redirect to a different SSO provider via an authentication URL.

Note: Due to the security demands of domain lockdown, you will need to click the "Contact Support" link to fill out a request form.


Click on the "app integration" tile to enter the integrations manager. Hover over a tile in the manager to learn more about an integration or install it in your account.

Lucidchart understands that every company has different security concerns when it comes to their diagrams. Lucidchart offers many different sharing options so that you can adjust your team’s sharing settings to meet your security needs. To make these changes, click on the Collaboration Panel.


Access Google Hangouts within the Product

In the “Basic” tab of the Collaboration Panel, you can enable Google Hangouts in your team’s Lucidchart instance if your company is integrated with Google. When this feature is enabled, users currently editing a document can create a Hangout with everyone else who is editing that document by clicking on the chat icon located toward the bottom of their Dock.


Access Images Uploaded by Other Team Members

Select this option to enable access across your team to images uploaded by team members. After a team member uploads an image, other users will be able to access this image by clicking on the image icon in the top left corner of their canvas and selecting “Image Manager.” Here users will be able to see all images that have ever been uploaded by their team members.


Share with Entire Team

This feature enables users to share documents with the parent organization. They can do this by clicking “Share” and then typing in your organization's name. When they click “Send,” the document will be shared with the entire organization.


Share Documents on Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

In the “Advanced” tab of the Collaboration Panel, you can enable document sharing to social networks from your account, and allow users to post their diagrams to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. To do this, users must click “Share” in the top right corner of their editor. They then must select the blue “Advanced” link and navigate to the “Social” tab. Here the user will find links to several social media websites.


Publish Documents to Web Pages

By enabling this feature, you will allow users to publish documents to web pages. Users can do so by navigating to Share > Advanced > Embed, then highlighting and copying the base html code from the text field. They can then embed this code in your company website code, and the Lucidchart diagram will display on your website.

The diagram will be published in a Lucidchart rich-view, which is a setting that will allow viewers to move between pages, zoom in and out, and follow any action links embedded in the document.



Generate Access Link for Public Document Sharing

Select this option to allow users on your team to share view-only versions of documents to people who are not on your Lucidchart account.

Users on your account can share published URLs to documents by navigating to Share > Advanced > Publish. In the “Publish” page, they must make sure that “Full document (URL)” is selected in the gray drop-down box. They can check the box next to “Require Password” to create a password for the link. They then must click the blue “Generate Link” box to create the URL. From here, the blue chain-link will generate a shareable link for the document, and the blue “URL” text will navigate the user to a view-only version of the document.


Accept an Invite to Leave Your Team and Join Another Team

If this option is selected, users will be able to accept an invite to leave your organization’s Lucidchart account and join another organization’s Lucidchart account.



Use Standard Templates (Otherwise Restrict to Team and Individual Templates)

When this option is selected, users will be able to use the standard templates provided by Lucidchart. Otherwise, users will only be able to access their individual templates and previously created team templates.



Enable Bing Image and Icon Finder Search

Although Lucidchart offers a robust shape library with many shapes for you to choose from, our library may not have every shape that you’re searching for. To help with your search, Lucidchart allows users to search Bing images and Iconfinder for additional shapes.

Users can access the Lucidchart search feature by clicking oh the spyglass in the top left corner of their editor. They can then search for shapes or images in our shape library, Bing images, or Iconfinder.


Domain Restrictions

Depending on the sensitivity of your information, you may want to restrict sharing on your team to specified domains.

  • Do not restrict sharing by domain: When this option is selected, users will be able to share information to users on any domain.
  • Warn team members who share documents to emails outside given domains: When this option is selected, a warning message will be sent to a user whenever that user attempts to share a document outside the whitelisted domains.

  • Restrict sharing to specific domains: When this option is selected, users will only be able to share documents to people with whitelisted domains. If a user attempts to share outside of the whitelist they will get a notification saying that they are not allowed to do so.


Note: If you select any domain restrictions, be sure to whitelist the permitted domains. If you don’t do this, everyone will be warned and restricted every time they attempt to share a document.

Team Assets

In this tab, you can upload specific branded fonts for your team.


In the Licensing panel, you can adjust the licensing settings of your account to control how your account grows. You can set your account to grow organically or require that each license request is audited.


  • When a new user joins a team: Select “Automatically grant license” to give a user a license as soon as they join your team, either after you have added them as a user or they have come in via domain lockdown.
  • When a user requests a license: Select “Automatically grant license” to grant users a license when they request it.
  • When no more licenses are available: Select to “Automatically upgrade team to a larger size” to allow your account to grow organically without needing to reach out to Lucidchart for each license increase. When this feature is enabled, your licenses will increase in increments of ten.
  • Allow non-admins to invite new users to team: Select an option from this list to control whether non-admins can invite new users to your team. By allowing non-admins to add new users, you can ensure that members of your team will be able to share documents with anyone.

Customize Lucidchart License Request Dialogue


If you need to customize your license request process, check the box next to “Enable custom dialog.” You can then edit the following fields:

  • Custom dialog: If you would like new users to see a custom message, you can type that message here.
  • Dialog Button Label: If you would like to edit the text on the License request button you can do so here.
  • Dialog Button URL: If you would like to add an http, https, or mailto link you can do so here.

Here is an example of a mailto link that you can use to automatically fill out a license request in the user’s default mail application: License Request&& Arick, I requested a license so I can...(please specify your use case).



If your company is a bigger organization and you’re worried about getting a large amount of license requests in your email every day, you can navigate to the “Notifications” tab and select to “Receive a single weekly digest of license requests” instead of instant notifications.


As a Team Admin on an enterprise account, you can configure custom attributes that team members can use to label and search for documents. You can find more information on how to use Team Attributes in this article.

Additionally, if you are an enterprise admin, you can configure custom status values and colors to improve organization across your team. You can find more information on how to set up custom status values and colors in this article.

If you have Key Management Service enabled for your account, click on the Key Management Service tile to control and manage your encryption keys. KMS is only available to enterprise accounts with 150+ licensed users. To learn more about this service, check out our Key Management Service information page or contact our sales team

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