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Administering Hybrid Data Pipeline : User provisioning
  

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User provisioning

A Hybrid Data Pipeline administrator can provision user accounts in two general ways.
First, an administrator can provision user accounts such that users have direct access to the Hybrid Data Pipeline service. In this case, the administrator can provision users to create, manage, and query their own data sources. The administrator can also promote or restrict access to Hybrid Data Pipeline features, such as the Web UI, the SQL Editor, and the Management API. An administrator can provision user accounts for direct access with either the Web UI or Hybrid Data Pipeline APIs. However, it should be noted that the Web UI does not currently support all the functionality available through the APIs.
Alternatively, an administrator can provision an account such that user access is limited to queries against a data source. For example, an administrator may want to provision user access such that a user can run an OData application against a backend data store. In this scenario, the administrator creates the data source and supplies the end user with connection information for the data source. The end user can query the data store with the connection information supplied, but he or she does not have access to the connection information stored in the data source definition or to Hybrid Data Pipeline itself.
When provisioning users for query-only access to Hybrid Data Pipeline data sources, administrators can manage data sources in two distinct ways. First, they can create a data source themselves then share the data source with one or more user accounts. In this case, the data source information, including connection information, is the same for all accounts querying the data source. Second, the administrator can create a data source on behalf of a user account. In this scenario, the data source is owned by the user account, and the data source information is unique to the account.
The following topics describe scenarios for provisioning users in Hybrid Data Pipeline.
* Providing direct access to Hybrid Data Pipeline
* Providing query-only access to Hybrid Data Pipeline
* Providing access to the service and data sources without providing access to create, view, or modify data sources
* Providing query access to an ODBC data source and limited access to the Web UI
* Retrieving permissions
* Working with roles
* Working with user permissions
* Working with data source permissions