Within Paxata, you can setup your tenant a public or private tenant. A public tenant means that anything added or created within Paxata is seen by anybody that can access that particular Paxata tenant. This is a good option for training tenants, skills labs, public data repositories, or small groups/companies needing interdepartmental data access.
The other option is a private tenant where a security model is introduced to protect and secure access to both the Paxata Library & Paxata Projects. Administrators can use the Paxata security model or integrate Paxata into an enterprise security model.
Once the user strategy has been defined, you can organize the users and manage them by assigning groups. This is a way to quickly configure Project or dataset resource-level permissions for several people.
To setup a group, do the following:
1. Go to the left menu option and choose Admin
2. On the left side menu, click on Groups
3. Click on the + button to the right of the Groups Panel to create a new group
From here, you will see the Create Group Panel. To define the individual group:
1. Enter the name of the group & add a sample description. This will help you manage variations of the same group or to distinguish one group from the next.
2. Go to the Add Member drop down. When you click on the drop down, you will see all the users within Paxata. Pick and choose the user, and repeat the action until all users are added to the group. For help on setting up Paxata Users, click here.
3. Click on the save button.
This will now create your new group. From there, you can use the group settings to:
Within each of these options, you can control the level of access at the group level. Consideration factors include:
Database configuration files
These are the design considerations you will need to think through as you are setting up your groups. The answer to these questions will help you determine if a single group will be sufficient, or if you will need to create variations of the items discussed to meet all the security needs. Paxata can also be integrated with LDAP groups, so the enterprise security requirements should also be taken into consideration.
You can always edit/change or revise membership of these groups. As your strategy and requirements evolve, Paxata can grow with your needs.