User profiles

Each user in DSS has a single “user profile” assigned to it.


User profile is not a security feature, but a licensing-related concept. DSS licenses are restricted in number of each profile.

We do not provide any guarantee that the user profile is strictly applied. For real security, use the regular groups authorization model described in this document.

The three possible profiles are:

  • Reader: users with this profile only have access to the shared dashboards in each DSS project.
  • Data Analyst: data analysts can create datasets, perform visualizations, use all visual processing recipes, and more generally perform most of the actions in the DSS interface
  • Data Scientist: in addition, data scientist can use code-based recipes (Python, R, …) and the machine learning components of DSS.

The user’s profile is applied globally, in addition to the per-project restrictions.