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Managing users and groups

Administrators create and define groups by assigning access to single or grouped entities. Users can be added to groups on a project-by-project basis or through role-specific permissions.

  • Security enables administrators to restrict and permit access to data within Qlik Catalog
  • Administrators can set up users and place them in groups that contain certain privileges and access to specific data and associated source connections

While the same individual could be an administrator in one group and an analyst in another group, the functions are different. An administrator can import metadata, load source data, create users and add them to groups while analysts can explore and, in some instances, select and modify data and metadata that has been loaded into Qlik Catalog.

For example, a user is an administrator for data group A and an analyst for data group B, the permission sets are super-imposed and granted for the higher-level of access.

Because this user has administrator privileges, they have access to all modules and if an entity is accessible to both groups, the user will have access level of admin to those entities. However, if entity Q is not accessible to data group A, the user will only have analyst access to that entity through discover module (will not be able to edit metadata) and will not be able to access entity Q in source module.

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