This documentation page does not apply to our software versions for Joomla! 4.0 and later versions. If you are not using Joomla 3 please consult the documentation index to find and read the correct version of the documentation.
As with every software which can access your site as a whole, Akeeba Backup needs to control who's got access to its backup functionality. Akeeba Backup fully supports Joomla's access control features, allowing you to set specific permissions for specific user groups. You can change this behavior from the component's Options button in the Control Panel page - just like with any other Joomla! component.