Changing Support Account Ownership Follow

Question

What options are available for transferring ownership of a Support account?

Answer

There are three different options depending on your current situation or what you feel is easiest for you to achieve.

If the current owner is still available:

1. The owner can make the swap to another existing admin on their account by navigating to Admin > Settings > Accounts > Invoices > Account owner > Select new owner from the drop down list of admins > Save tab. If the admin doesn't exist yet, the owner can easily add them first and then make the swap.

2. If there are not enough agent seats to make a clean owner swap using option one, the owner can edit their user profile to make the change over.

      • Navigate to user profile and add new owner's email address as a second address to the profile.
      • Assign new address as the primary email address
      • Delete the previous email address from profile

After the swap has been made, the new owner can reset their password as needed from there.

If the current owner is no longer available:

3. If the current owner is no longer available, we can make the change for you following a quick security measure. Please send in a written request to support@zendesk.com including:

      • The account subdomain
      • The name and email address of the previous account owner
      • The name and email address of the new account owner
      • The last four digits of the credit card number on file
      • The billing address of the credit card on file

 

Please include the above information in a letter on your company letterhead, signed by a manager at your organization. If your company doesn't have letterhead, please be sure to include your company's mailing address and phone number in the letter. Also please note, the request needs to come from an email address in the company's domain. You'll a find PDF template attached to this article for your convenience

If you don't know the owner, any agent who has access to the account can go to Admin > Manage > People to look at all of the agents on the account - the owner's profile will indicate that they are the owner.

If you are having trouble accessing the account at all, but know an email address that it is associated with and have access to that email account, you can trigger a password reset email by going to SUBDOMAIN.zendesk.com/access/help.

You will need to attach an electronic copy of the letter to this ticket. Unfortunately, we cannot accept faxes.

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Comments

  • 1

    I would like to add a second account owner to our account. Our organization has grown beyond the practicality of one account owner. At the very least, I need to delegate authority to our VPs to be able to manage our account. We have a managed account and are supposed to contact sales reps/account manager. I see no such contact info from Zendesk and the help center only references the need to contact sales reps/account manager, but provides no means to do so.

     

    Thank for your help in resolving this.

     

    Stephen Leonard

    President/CEO

    Lisa Leonard Designs, Inc.

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