Permission groups


A permission group defines a set of rules for accessing and working with a group of datasets. It is also the only way to assign requirements to a dataset.

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. Permission group names and usage are not visible on your data portal.

Just like the dataset access modal, you can configure each section of your permission group to be public, or restricted to users with direct access. But in a permission group you can also configure it to be restricted to users who have completed all assigned requirements.

A requirement can only exist once within a permission group, and all requirements for an access level are cumulative. If you set an access level to requirements, the level below it must either have its own requirements or be set to "Anyone with [the prior level] of access." In this case anyone who completes the requirements for the first level will automatically gain both the first and second level of access

Separate sample access

Just like in the dataset access modal, you have the option to split the "Data access" section in two, to manage data access to a dataset's sample separately from the full table. This split will only apply to dataset tables in this permission group which have a sample created. If a dataset has tables without a 1% sample, the full version will be available when the user reaches the Data access: 1% sample access level.

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.