What are user roles?

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, tags, 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 metadata for assets
  • Update metadata for specific assets (via personas and policies) β€” for example, attach tags
  • Suggest metadata updates for all other assets
  • Approve or reject suggested metadata changes (via personas and policies)
  • Preview sample data and query data in specific assets

Guest

guest user can only discover assets:

Detailed permissions

Note that the permission to manage allows a user to create, read, update, and delete objects.

Permission Admin Member Guest
Manage tags 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… βœ…  
Manage glossaries (including bulk upload) βœ…    
Manage categories and terms βœ… βœ…  
Preview data assets βœ… βœ…  
Suggest changes to metadata βœ… βœ… βœ…
Edit metadata (via personas and policies) βœ… βœ…  
View basic metadata for assets βœ… βœ… βœ…
Create Jira issues on assets βœ… βœ… βœ…
Share assets on Slack or Teams βœ… βœ… βœ…
Insights Included Add-on N/A
Run queries βœ… βž•  
Create collections, folders, and saved queries βœ… βž•  
Schedule queries βœ… βž•  
Collaborate on saved queries βœ… βž•  

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