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Provided Roles

Beta: Beta users have access to their own data sources and can also alter the objects that they own.

Gamma: Gamma users have limited access. They can only consume data coming from data sources they have been given access to through another complementary role. They only have access to view the slices and dashboards made from data sources that they have access to. Currently Gamma users are not able to alter or add data sources. We assume that they are mostly content consumers, though they can create slices and dashboards. Also note that when Gamma users look at the dashboards and slices list view, they will only see the objects that they have access to.

sql_lab: The sql_lab role grants access to SQL Lab. Note that while Admin users have access to all databases by default, both Alpha and Gamma users need to be given access on a per database basis.


Roles are composed of a set of permissions, and Actable AI has many categories of permissions. Here are the different categories of permissions:

  • Model & action: models are entities like Dashboard, Slice, or User. Each model has a fixed set of permissions, like can_edit, can_show, can_delete, can_list, can_add, and so on. By adding can_delete on Dashboard to a role, and granting that role to a user, this user will be able to delete dashboards.
  • Views: views are individual web pages, like the explore view or the SQL Lab view. When granted to a user, he/she will see that view in its menu items, and be able to load that page.
  • Data source: For each data source, a permission is created. If the user does not have the all_datasource_access permission granted, the user will only be able to see Slices or explore the data sources that are granted to them
  • Database: Granting access to a database allows for the user to access all data sources within that database, and will enable the user to query that database in SQL Lab, provided that the SQL Lab specific permission have been granted to the user