Reader, writer or owner? Workspace access controls

Allie Hajian
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Learn how to control who can access and incur costs in your workspace.  Terra workspaces have three access levels: READERWRITER, and OWNER. Each access level represents an expanded set of permissions. You select a colleague's access level (aka permission or role) when you share a workspace. You can modify these at any time. 

READER Access

A READER can:

  • Enter the workspace and view its contents
  • Clone the workspace
  • Copy data and tools (workflows and/or notebooks) from that workspace to one where they have WRITER or OWNER access.

A READER cannot:

  • Make changes to the data model (add/delete entities, edit metadata)
  • Add/delete tools or tool configurations
  • Edit tools or tool configurations
  • Launch an analysis (submit a tools or tool configurations for execution)
  • Abort submissions

WRITER Access

A WRITER has all the permissions of a READER, and can also:

  • Make changes to the data model (add/delete entities, edit metadata)
  • Create new collections (sample sets, individual sets, pair sets) from existing non-set entities (samples, participants, pairs)
  • Delete/edit entities
  • Add/modify entities
  • Copy entities from another workspace’s data model into the workspace, provided they have at least READER access to the source workspace
  • Upload data entities and their data files directly to workspace
  • Add/modify/delete tools or tool configurations, including pushing tools or tool configurations to the workspace from the dockstore (provided they have read access to the tools and tool configurations)
  • Push tools or tool configurations from another workspace if they have at least READER access to the source workspace
  • Edit tools and tool configurations within the workspace

OWNER Access

An OWNER access has all the permissions of a WRITER, and in addition can:

  • Edit the workspace’s Access Control Levels
  • Delete a workspace

When you create or clone a workspace, you are automatically the OWNER.

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