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Qlik Sense administration roles

There are a number of types of Qlik Sense administrators. An individual can have more than one administrator role assigned.

Qlik Sense supports four types of administrators:

  • Service Account Owner (SAO) – Responsible for managing and configuring the Qlik Sense SaaS subscription (or trial). The SAO is considered the global or master administrator. The service account owner can be changed by contacting Qlik. The service account owner is the initial tenant admin.
  • Tenant admin – Responsible for managing the organization’s Qlik Sense environment. This can include user management to system extensions to system customization. The tenant admin role has full access to the management console. There is always a minimum of one tenant admin.
  • Analytics admin – Administration role limited to managing the Analytics service’s user resources. User resources are managed in the Management Console. This role can help organizations improve their system governance by restricting an administrator’s capabilities (instead of granting full tenant admin capabilities). For example, an analytics admin cannot manage users or system security. There is not a minimum number of analytics admins.
  • Data admin – Administration role limited to managing data spaces and the data resources contained within. Data spaces are managed in the Management Console, and data resources are managed from the Data Services home. This role can help organizations improve their system governance by restricting an administrator’s capabilities (instead of granting full tenant admin capabilities). For example, a data admin cannot manage users or system security. There is not a minimum number of data admins.