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The core difference is that a site admin has the rights to manage content/permissions across all the projects in a site, whereas the project leader has the same capabilities but only on the project they've been associated to. I imagine you've seen the below...
What are Project leaders - Projects and Content Permissions
So in practice, the Project leader can
- view all content in the Project
- set permissions for the content in the project
- delete content in the project (owned by others)
- change owner for content in the project
- move content into another project (providing they've got project leader capabilities on that project too)
The only thing I can think that they can't do, is that a site admin would also have control over the creation/deletion of groups and users on the site. Note, a site admin would also be able to all the stuff a project leader could do in the project, so you couldn't 'hide' content from the site admin by putting it in a project with a project leader.... I vaguely recall your other thread was all about controlling who could see what...
Hope that helps a bit...
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I know that this is not a new topics but I wanted to add a few more things between project leaders vs site admins.
Project leaders can do all the followings for the contents within the specific project that a site user is project leader of:
- Change extract refresh schedule
- Modify any workbooks (web edit or re-publish)
- Change workbook owner
- Change data source owner
- Change data source user/password
- Delete workbooks
- Change workbook or data source permissions
- Move workbook from one project to another if the user is project leader for both source and target projects.
- Lock or unlock project permission
- Certify or uncertified data sources (10.4 and above)
- Create or delete sub project folder(10.5 and above)
Site admins can do all the above plus the followings that project leader can't do:
- Admin views of the site - visibility of all the workbooks, data sources, tasks, schedules, users, groups, usage, view render time, disk space, etc within the site
- Create/delete project as mentioned in Dona's reply
- A lot of REST API functions are only available to site or server admins
- Manage users if server admin gives this permission to site admins
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