Setting up Watson Studio Enterprise

When you purchase the Watson Studio Enterprise plan, you must perform configuration tasks in your IBM Cloud account and within Watson Studio. Then, your users can join your Watson Studio.

Step 1: Purchase Watson Studio Enterprise
Step 2: Set up tasks for account administrators
Step 3: Set up tasks for each user
Step 4: Use enterprise services in Watson Studio tasks for team members

Step 1: Purchase Watson Studio Enterprise

You must have enough credits in your IBM Cloud account to purchase Watson Studio Enterprise. If necessary, subscribe to Cloud Pak for Data as a Service or upgrade your account to Pay-As-You-Go.

To purchase Watson Studio Enterprise:

  1. Go to the Watson Studio plan page and log in to your IBM Cloud account.
  2. Select the appropriate region and resource group to provision to.
  3. Select the Enterprise v2 plan.
  4. Click Create.
  5. Go to your Service Console Dashboard, click the Watson Studio Enterprise instance, and then click Get Started.
  6. Complete your registration.

Step 2: Set up tasks for account administrators

As the IBM Cloud account owner or administrator, follow the instructions in Set up additional account users to finish setting up Watson Studio Enterprise by completing these steps:

  1. Provision an IBM Cloud Object Storage service with the Standard pricing plan for the account.
  2. Add non-administrative users to the account and assign user roles so that they can access the account’s resources.
  3. Assign core services permissions and roles.
  4. Add administrative users to the account.

Step 3: Set up tasks for each team member

As a team member, you must sign up for Watson Studio with your personal IBM Cloud account and then specify the account details for Watson Studio Enterprise.

To start using Watson Studio Enterprise:

  1. Ask your administrator for this information:
    • The IBM Cloud account name
    • The resource group name, if your organization has more than one group. The default resource group is named “Default”.
  2. Go to dataplatform.cloud.ibm.com.
  3. Log in with your personal IBM Cloud credentials.
  4. When prompted, select the IBM Cloud account name and the resource group name.
  5. Click Continue. Your Watson Studio home page appears. Although you log in with your personal IBM Cloud credentials, you see the name of your organization’s account next to your avatar in the menu bar.
    Account name

You can now use Watson Studio as an enterprise user.

Go directly to the Watson Studio site for your region to log in with your personal credentials:

Step 4: Use enterprise services in Watson Studio tasks for team members

To use Watson Studio Enterprise assets, associate your Watson Studio projects with the IBM Cloud Object Storage instance and any other service instances that the administrator set up for Watson Studio Enterprise.

To create a project with enterprise services:

  1. Get the names of the IBM Cloud Object Storage and other service instances from your administrator.
  2. Log in to Watson Studio.
  3. Click Create project and select a project starter.
  4. On the New project page, choose the appropriate instance names for the services you need.
  5. Click Create.

To add an enterprise service to an existing project:

  1. Get the names of the service instance from your administrator.
  2. Open the project.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. In the Associated Services section, click Add service and choose the appropriate service type and name.
  5. Select the instance name from the list and click Select.