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Workspace Access Controls

Geraldine_VdAuweraGeraldine_VdAuwera Cambridge, MAMember, Administrator, Broadie admin

FireCloud workspace access controls (ACLs) contain three access levels: READER, WRITER, and OWNER where each access level represents an expanded set of permissions from the previous.

You can update workspace access controls from the workspace Summary tab.


READER Access

If a workspace ACL grants a user READER access, the user can:

  • enter the workspace and view its contents
  • clone the workspace
  • copy data and method configs from that workspace to one in which the user has been granted WRITER or OWNER access

The user cannot:

  • make changes to the data model (add/delete entities, edit metadata)
  • add/delete method configs
  • edit method configs
  • launch an analysis (submit a method config for execution)
  • abort submissions

WRITER Access

If a workspace ACL grants a user WRITER access, the user has all the permissions granted to a user with READER access, and in addition can:

  • make changes to the data model (add/delete entities)
  • create new collections (sample sets, individual sets, pair sets) from existing non-set entities (samples, participants, pairs)
  • delete and edit entities
  • add/modify entities
  • copy entities from another workspace’s data model into the workspace, provided user has at least READER access to the source workspace
  • upload data entities and their data files directly to workspace
  • add/modify/delete method configs, including the ability to
  • copy method configs to the workspace from the method repository (provided user has read access to the method config)
  • copy method configs from another workspace provided user has at least READER access to the source workspace
  • edit method configs within the workspace

OWNER Access

If a workspace ACL grants a user OWNER access, the user has all the permissions granted to a user with WRITER access, and in addition can:

  • edit the workspace’s ACL
  • delete a workspace

When you create or clone a workspace, the new workspace’s ACL automatically grants you OWNER-level permissions.

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