Permission groups

Introduction

A permission group defines a set of rules for accessing and working with a group of datasets. All datasets managed by an organization either belong to a permission group or are public, meaning that anyone on the internet has unencumbered access to the data.

A permission group is made up of a series of requirements that are assigned to one of three access levels (overview, metadata, data). In order to perform an action on data, a user must have been approved for all requirements up to the appropriate access level for the corresponding dataset.

Permission groups can also define export restrictions, which control and limit what data can leave the Redivis platform.

An example permission group. This user has currently has metadata access.

Creating and editing

Permission groups are created and managed within the "Permission groups" tab of the administrator panel. All permission groups must have a name that is unique within the organization.

Assuming your organization has already created requirements, you can assign these requirements to any access level within the permission group. Users must then be approved the respective requirement before they can gain the corresponding level of access. A requirement can only exist once within a permission group.

You can also define export restrictions at the bottom of the permission group editor.

Assigning datasets

You can assign datasets to a permission group in bulk on the Datasets tab of your administrator panel or when editing a dataset individually.

A permission group will only be visible to a user if they have overview access to at least one dataset within the permission group. If there are no datasets in the permission group, it will not be visible to anyone on your homepage.