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Group Privilege Reference

Group privileges are specified on the Privileges tab in a group definition. Privileges allow the administrator to grant permission to perform specific Zoomdata functions to all members of a group.

The following table describes each privilege and whether it is enabled by default when you create a new group.

Privilege Description Enabled by Default?
Can Create new Data Sources

Select this option to allow users of the group to set up new data source configurations. After the data source is established, members in the group can produce charts and dashboards. When a user creates a data source, all the groups that user belongs to have read, write, and delete access to that data source.

This option allows different departments or groups within an organization to manage their own data sources separate from other groups. For example, the business development team may have their own data sources that needs to be kept confidential.

Members of a group cannot access existing data sources if this is the only option enabled for the group.

Only for the Administrators group
Can Manage Custom Charts Select this option to allow users of the group to use the CLI to create custom charts and to allow them to manage custom charts using the Zoomdata UI. Only for the Administrators group
Can Save Charts & Dashboards Select this option to allow users of the group to save charts and dashboards that are created in Zoomdata. If this option is not selected, the Save button on a dashboard is not displayed in the UI. Yes
Can Share Charts & Dashboards Externally Select this option to allow users of the group to share charts and dashboards externally with non-Zoomdata users or with users in a different Zoomdata account. If this option is not selected, the Share option on a dashboard menu does not appear in the UI. Yes
Can Export Dashboards & Data Sources

Select this option to allow users of the group to download data sources and to export dashboard configuration JSON files. If this option is not selected, users in the group can still export dashboards as screenshots (PNG) or PDF files, but they cannot export the dashboard configuration.

Yes
Can Save Filters

Select this option to allow users of the group to save (and share) filters created in charts and dashboards. When this option is not selected, the option does not appear on Filter dialogs in the UI.

Yes
Can Read Calculations

Select this option to allow users of the group to use available custom metrics in charts. If this option is not selected, custom metrics do not appear in the field lists for a data source configuration.

Note: You cannot disable the Can Read Calculations option if Can Edit Calculations is selected. If group users can edit custom metrics, they can also use them in charts.

Yes
Can Edit Calculations

Select this option to allow users of the group to add or edit custom metrics. When this option is not selected, the Custom Metrics section on the Fields tab of a data source configuration does not appear in the UI.

Note: You cannot disable the Can Read Calculations option if Can Edit Calculations is selected. If group users can edit custom metrics, they can also use them in charts.

Yes
Can Administer Users

Select this option to allow users of the group to administer other Zoomdata user definitions. When this option is selected, group users can:

  • Add, disable, and remove user definitions
  • Reset user passwords
  • Define user custom attributes and regional settings

This privilege does not allow group members to update groups or the groups to which a user is assigned.

Only for the Administrators group
Can Administer Groups

Select this option to allow users of the group to administer other Zoomdata group definitions. When this option is selected, group users can:

  • Add or remove group definitions
  • Assign and remove users in a group definition
  • Restrict the ability to read, edit, and delete data source configurations by group members
  • Restrict the data source configurations available to the group
  • Authorize users in the group to perform specific Zoomdata functions

This privilege does not allow group members to add or otherwise maintain user definitions.

Only for the Administrators group
Can Administer Dashboards Select this option to allow group members to add, modify, or remove dashboards in the account, including dashboards created by other users. Only for the Administrators group
Can Manage Connections

Select this option to allow group members to add, modify, or remove the data store connection definitions used by Zoomdata connectors and the query engine to connect to your data stores.

Note that a user without this privilege cannot add a data source configuration to Zoomdata if data store connections have not previously been defined.

Only for the Administrators group
Can Manage Action Templates Select this option to allow group members to add, modify, or remove the action templates required to integrate Zoomdata chart and dashboard data into your third-party applications. Action templates define your third-party application to Zoomdata. Only for the Administrators group
Can Invoke Actions Select this option to allow group members to invoke an action template from a dashboard chart. Only for the Administrators group

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