User Roles and Permissions

Last modified: September 28, 2022

User roles are set by Curators (Server admins) in the Server Admin interface. User roles determine the user's level of access to Server users and assets.

User Roles

Users can have one of the following roles:

  • Curator: Curators (Server admins) can access the Admin interface to perform administrative tasks. Curators also have all the privileges of an Artisan.
  • Artisan: Artisans can publish, run, and share workflows in their private studio and shared collections. 
  • Member: Members can run workflows that are shared with them via collections. 
  • Viewer: Viewers can run public workflows on the Server UI home page and in districts.
  • No Access: Blocks access to all Server assets. The No Access role is typically used in Servers using either Integrated Windows Authentication or SAML Authentication to control initial access to the Server UI when new users sign up.
  • Default: Assumes the default user role. Go to Set a Default User Role on the Gallery Configuration page for more info.
  No Access Viewer Member Artisan Curator
View and run public workflows on the homepage  
View and run workflows in collections    
Publish workflows and insights      
View and run private workflows in a private studio      
Add assets to collections      
Share apps to the private Gallery      
Administer all collections        
Admin API Access        

User Permissions

In addition to user roles, there are several user permissions that you can set to control what users can do in the Server UI. 

  • Schedule Jobs: This permission allows the user to schedule workflows to run at a scheduled time. Note, you have to also enable workflow scheduling on the Configuration page for a user to be able to schedule jobs.
  • Prioritize Jobs: This permission allow the user to prioritize a job. When there are multiple jobs in the queue, the job with the highest priority runs first.
  • Assign Jobs: This permission allows the user to assign a specific worker to run a workflow.
  • Create New Collections: This permission allows the user to create collections. 
  • API Access: This permission allows the user to access the Server API. Go to the Server API Overview to learn more.  
  • Active: Uncheck the box to prevent the user from accessing the Server UI. 

Set a Default User Role

New Server users assume the default user role unless you add them to a group or assign a user role other than Default. Go to Understand Role Hierarchy. The default user role is set to Viewer by default. You can change the default role using the Default Role dropdown on the Server Configuration page. Go to Default Role on the Server Configuration page for more info.

Note, the default role is displayed as Evaluated in some places like the in the group Details.

Understand Role Hierarchy

A user's role, and their resulting Server UI access, can come from 3 places, the user role, the group role, or the default role. Alteryx Server evaluates roles in this order: user role, group role, default role. Users' access resolves to the most specific role assignment. So, if a user's role assignment is any role other than Default, that is their role and corresponding access. If a user's role is Default, then the Server looks to see if they are in a group. If the user is in a group, they assume the group role. If they are not in a group they assume the default role.

Filter User List by User Role

To filter the user list by user role, select the filter icon to show the filter dropdown. Select 1 or more roles to filter by. 

To filter the user list by user role, select the filter icon to show the filter dropdown. Select 1 or more roles to filter by. 


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