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How to Change User or Authentication Type on

Learn how to Change User or Authentication Type on

Kieran Southern avatar
Written by Kieran Southern
Updated over a week ago

As an existing user of, you may need to change your user type for various reasons, such as requiring different access levels or no longer being able to use your current user type. In this article, we'll show you how to easily switch from one user type to another on

Step 1: Choose Manage Users from the left menu on your dashboard.

Step 2: Send an Invite to Your New Email Address.

Click the "Invite" button and enter the new email address that you want to use for your account. You can also assign the required permissions at the same time. For more information on inviting and adding users to teams, check out the Help article on Inviting and Adding Users to Teams.

Step 3: Sign Out of Your Session.

Step 4: Follow the invite link in the email that you received to your new email address.

Step 5: Choose Sign Up using the new username and entering a password.

This will join you to the account with the new username and password.

Tip: If you don't see the account after signing up with the new email address, click the email link again in the same browser session.

In conclusion, changing your user type on is a straightforward process that can be completed by following these steps. This approach allows you to easily switch from your existing user type to a different one in just a few minutes. If you encounter any issues during the process, don't hesitate to reach out to the Support Team for assistance.

Advanced Access Management: For more advanced control over user access, including giving OpenSearch read-only or dashboard-only access to a stack, you can use the following resources:

Please note that if you are looking to transfer ownership of an account to someone else, check out the Help article on How to Transfer Ownership of an Account to Someone Else.

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