Manage User Access
Created: May 24, 2021, Updated: November 28, 2022
If you ever come into a situation where you will need to include more users in your Bizzflow project, these are steps and recommendations for best practices in collaboration.
The method you would probably think about first is sharing your
bizzflow user’s password with whoever you want
to share your project with. Please, don’t do that. By sharing your Bizzflow credentials, you completely
loose control of who has access to your project, who does what (audit) and using
sandboxes will become impossible.
Manage access to Airflow UI and Flow UI
The clean way of doing that is creating a new user in your Airflow UI. Bizzflow will automatically create Flow UI access for any user that exists in Airflow.
In your Airflow UI, click
Security and then
List Users. There is a plus
+ button in the topleft corner
of the form that appears in the page. Fill in your new user’s information.
If you want the user to be able to “do anything”, feel free to assign him
Admin role. See
this article official Apache
Airflow documentation for more information on what the roles mean.
Manage access to the project’s repository
If you want the user to be able to create transformations, setup extractor configurations and all other actions described in Project Reference, you need to make sure they have access to your project’s repository.
This process differs from one git host to other. These are the guides for the most commonly used git hosts:
In order to completely remove a user, these are the steps you should take.
Remove user from Airflow UI and Flow UI
In Airflow UI click
List Users. Click eraser icon next to the user you would like to remove
and confirm the action.
This does not remove user’s sandbox and their database user from the warehouse, though. This cannot be achieved without direct access to the warehouse, for now. The recommended way is deleting the sandbox kex using Storage Console.
Remove user from the project’s repository
Again, this differs from provider to provider. Follow your provider’s guide to remove the user from your repository.