Mattermost Administration Guide

This guide is for people who administer an existing Mattermost server. It’s divided into three parts:

  • The Basics - An overview of standard configurations and features.

  • Cloud Admin - Detailed information about admin capabilities of Mattermost Cloud workspaces.

  • Self-Hosted Admin - Detailed information about admin capabilities of self-hosted Mattermost servers.

If you’re looking for resources to help you install, deploy, and scale your self-hosted Mattermost server, refer to the Mattermost Deployment Guide.

The Basics

These resources will help you get started with your Mattermost server.

Cloud Admin

This section of the guide is for admins of Mattermost Cloud workspaces. If you’re the admin for a self-hosted Mattermost server, please refer to the self-hosted section.

Workspace Setup and Configuration

Workspace Management

Workspace Compliance

  • Data Retention Policy - Set custom data retention policies to manage how long Mattermost retains messages and file uploads.

Self-Hosted Admin

This section of the guide is for admins of self-hosted Mattermost servers. If you’re the admin for a Mattermost Cloud workspace, please refer to the Cloud section of this page.

Self-Hosted Setup and Configuration

Initial Setup

Advanced Configurations

User Onboarding

Advanced User Management Configurations

Self-Hosted Server Management

Self-Hosted Compliance

Other Resources

If the information above doesn’t solve your problem, look at these other resources to find something that meets your needs. Alternatively, you can also get help from our community or via premium support services.