Managing access to virtual objects in Watson Query

Watson Query Managers and Stewards have access to all virtual objects in Watson Query. Users that have the Watson Query Manager and Engineer roles can grant access to specific virtual objects for other users in Watson Query.

About this task

To manage user access to virtual objects, complete the following steps.

Procedure

  1. On the navigation menu, click Data > Data virtualization.
    The service menu opens to the Data sources page by default.
  2. On the service menu, click Virtualization > Virtualized data.
    You can see a list of virtual objects that you can access.
  3. In the overflow menu, click Manage access for the virtual object that you want to manage.
  4. To grant access to specific users, select Specific users. In the Users tab.
    1. Click Grant access.
    2. Select the checkbox for the username that you want to grant access to the virtual object.
    3. Click Add users.
  5. To remove a user's access to virtual objects, select Specific users. In the Users tab.
    1. Select the checkbox for the username that you want to remove access to the virtual object.
    2. Click Remove to remove the user's access to Watson Query.
  6. To grant access to user roles, click Specific users. In the Roles tab.
    1. Click Grant access.
    2. Select the checkbox for the Watson Query role that you want to grant access to the virtual object.
    3. Click Add roles.
  7. To grant all Watson Query users access to a virtual object.
    1. Select All data virtualization users.
    2. Click Grant access to all when prompted to confirm the action.
      It is recommended that you ensure the virtual object does not contain sensitive personal information.
  8. To view a list of permissions that were explicitly granted to, or inherited by the user role.
    1. On the service menu, click User management > Roles.
    2. Click Manage access of the user role.
      • In the Granted access tab, you can see virtual objects to which the user role was explicitly granted access.
      • In the Inherited access tab, you can see virtual objects that the user role can access with inherited permissions. Access can be inherited from virtual objects that are publicly available to all users.