User Roles
  • 18 May 2022
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Sisense licenses three categories of roles:

Administrator

  • Admin:

    • Can access the Admin page of Sisense from where they can manage all system configuration, data sources, ElastiCubes, users, user groups and more. Sisense supports multiple Administrators.
    • Can view and edit all Notebooks (even if not explicitly shared with them) and query the database that’s connected to the Notebook.
    Note:

    Sys.Admin is a special type of Administrator who installs Sisense on your system. There is only one Sys.Admin per account.

  • Data Admin:

    • Can manage all data sources in the system. They have access to the Admin page of the Sisense where they can only manage ElastiCubes and live connections. Data Administrators can also add and manage servers. This is useful for migrating Sisense across environments. Data Administrators do not have access to User Management and System Configuration.
    • Can view and edit all Notebooks (even if not explicitly shared with them) and query the database that’s connected to the Notebook.

Designer

  • Data Designer:

    • Can create and edit ElastiCubes they created or were shared with them. Data Designers can access the Admin page where they can manage the ElastiCubes and live Connections they have access to in the Data Sources page. In addition, Data Designers can see servers, but cannot add new servers. Data Designers do not have access to User Management and System Configuration.
    • Have the most customizability of all users so far for Notebooks access. They will have the ability to create their own notebooks and share them with others. They can only see Notebooks they own and that have been shared with them, Data Designers can be given edit access when someone elses notebooks has been shared with them
  • Designer:

    • Can create, design, edit and share dashboards. Sisense Designers determine whether the user with whom they share a dashboard has editing rights (is a Designer) or only viewing rights (Viewer).
    • Are View Only users in Notebooks. Someone else needs to share a notebook with them in order to view them in the Notebooks tab. They cannot edit or create notebooks at this time.

Viewer

  • Viewer:

    • Can view, explore, drill down, make selections and filter the dashboards that Designers share with them. They cannot create new dashboards or edit existing ones.
    • Are View Only users in Notebooks. Someone else needs to share a notebook with them in order to view them in the Notebooks tab.
    Note:

    This role can be customized through the Sisense REST API. For more information, see Using the REST API.

 Administrator RolesDesigner RolesViewer Roles
 AdminData AdminData DesignerDesignerViewer
System Management
Access Admin Page  
Edit System Configuration    
Configure SSO    
User Management
Create/Delete Users    
Create/Delete Groups    
Add Active Directory Users    
ElastiCube Management
Add/Delete Servers   
View Servers  
Add Live Connections  
Create/Delete ElastiCubes  
Edit ElastiCubes  
Share ElastiCubes  
Edit Servers  
Create ElastiCube Sets   
Delete ElastiCube Sets    
Manage Hierarchies  
Configure Data Access Rights  
Stop/Restart Servers   
Stop/Restart ElastiCubes  
Set Up Data Security  
Access Data Page  
Dashboard Design
Create/Edit/Delete Dashboards 
Copy Dashboard to Another Server 
Restore Dashboards 
Change Color Palettes    
Create/Edit/Delete Widgets 
Rename Widgets 
Duplicate Widgets 
Change Widget Type 
Drill into Widget
Reorder Widgets 
Create/Delete Dashboard Filters 
Toggle Dashboard Filters On/Off
Create/Delete Widget Filters 
Toggle Widget Filters On/Off 
Sharing
Export Dashboards to PDF, Img, CSV
Share Dashboards✓* 
Migrate Dashboards✓* 
Notebooks     
View
Edit
Own   
Delete* Only owners and Admins can delete notebooks 
Pulse     
Access Pulse
Create Data Alert
Create Build Alert   
Delete Alerts *
Edit Scripts 

*The user must be the owner of the dashboard, ElastiCube, or alert.


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