What are user roles?

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Overview

All users in Atlan need to be assigned one of the following predefined roles.

🚨 Careful! User roles play a relatively small part in determining access to metadata and data. For more details on all the possible access control mechanisms, see How do I control access to metadata and data?

Admin

An admin user can manage Atlan:

  • Set up integrations with external collaboration tools
  • Set up data connections and run workflows
  • Manage users, groups, classifications and access policies
  • Maintain extensions to the metadata
  • Turn experimental features on and off

In addition, the admin user can do everything the member user can do.

Member

member user can discover, maintain, and query assets:

  • Find and view context about assets
  • Update context about specific assets (via personas and policies)
  • Suggest updates to context for all other assets
  • Preview and query data in specific assets

Guest

guest user can only discover assets:

  • Find and view context about assets
  • Update context about specific assets (via personas and policies)
  • Never suggest updates to context for any other assets
  • Never preview or query data in any assets

Detailed permissions

Permission Admin Member Guest
Manage classifications βœ…    
Manage custom metadata and options βœ…    
Manage users and groups βœ…    
Manage access (personas, purposes, policies) βœ…    
Edit the organization's profile βœ…    
Create API tokens βœ…    
Set up SSO βœ…    
Create workflows βœ…    
Approve or reject suggested metadata changes βœ…    
Manage glossaries βœ…    
Manage categories and terms βœ… βœ…  
Preview data assets βœ… βœ…  
Run queries βœ… βœ…  
Create collections, folders, and saved queries βœ… βœ…  
Suggest changes to metadata βœ… βœ…  
Edit metadata (via personas and policies) βœ… βœ… βœ…
View basic metadata for assets βœ… βœ… βœ…

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