Managing your Watson Knowledge Catalog service

As the owner or an administrator of the IBM Cloud account, you can view statistics about catalogs and assign Watson Knowledge Catalog administrators in your Watson Knowledge Catalog service by clicking Manage > Catalogs.

Assign Watson Knowledge Catalog administrators

By default, IBM Cloud account owner and administrators are the only users who can create catalogs and control policies with the Watson Knowledge Catalog service. As an IBM Cloud account owner or administrator, after you add users to the account, you can give them catalog and policy control by assigning them the Admin role for the Watson Knowledge Catalog service.

Users can have these roles for the Watson Knowledge Catalog service:

  • Admin: These users can create or delete catalogs, policies, and business terms, and view the data dashboard. By default, only the account owner has the Administrator role for the Watson Knowledge Catalog service.

  • Viewer: These users can access the catalogs that they are members of, view policies, and view the business glossary. By default, all users except the account owner have the Viewer role for the Watson Knowledge Catalog service.

Roles for the Watson Knowledge Catalog service are distinct from the roles within a specific catalog. A user who has the Admin role for the Watson Knowledge Catalog service can have the Admin, Editor, or Viewer role within a catalog that another user created. Users with the Viewer role for the Watson Knowledge Catalog service can be assigned the Admin, Editor, or Viewer role within a catalog.

To give a user the Admin role for the Watson Knowledge Catalog service:

  1. Log in to Watson Knowledge Catalog as the account owner.
  2. Choose Manage > Catalogs.
  3. Click Access Control and click a user name.
  4. Select the Admin role for the Watson Knowledge Catalog service.

Next step

Configuring IBM Cloud Object Storage for catalog creation

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