Authorizing Zoomdata Access

User, group, and account definitions are required to grant users access to the Zoomdata application.

Users can be authorized for access to specific accounts and product features. See Managing User Definitions.

Zoomdata supports several approaches to authenticating users, including SAML, OAuth, and LDAP. Your organization must choose the best approach given your existing constraints and objectives. A complete list of authentication tools supported by Zoomdata is provided in Supported Authentication Tools.

SAML and LDAP groups that are automatically created in Zoomdata must be manually assigned group data source access and privileges.

After a user is authenticated for access to Zoomdata, authorization to perform Zoomdata functions and access Zoomdata resources is controlled using groups.

The following definitions can be specified to provide product access and authorization in Zoomdata.

  • Zoomdata accounts can be used to separate Zoomdata product resources, as necessary. Users can be assigned to multiple accounts. However, group definitions, data source configurations, data store connections, and dashboards and charts are only available in the Zoomdata accounts in which they are defined. See Managing Zoomdata Account Definitions.

  • User definitions identify individual users of Zoomdata. See Managing User Definitions. Users must be assigned to groups to use Zoomdata data sources and product features. They may be assigned to more than one group.

  • Group definitions assign rights and privileges to groups of users. Groups are most useful when a number of Zoomdata users need access to the same data sources or require the same access restrictions. Users can be assigned to multiple groups. See Managing Group Definitions.