Manage Data Access

Advanced data access management on BrowserStack to control test data visibility across multiple teams

Introduction

Manage Data Access allows you to control visibility of data across the product dashboards, and data visualization features, based on role-based access. Using this Enterprise feature you can either provide test data access to all users across the organization or restrict users to view test data of their respective teams only.

Control data access for your users by selecting the setting as:

Settings Description
Global Access Users will be access to data across teams
Team Access The teams will get restricted access to data; they will only be able to view data of their team members
Note: Group Owner, Group Admin, and Group User will be able to access the data of all teams in both access states.

In order to view and change the data access settings, visit Settings in your Account. Go to Security section.

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The default setting is the Global Access for Manage Data Access. It means that all the dashboards and data related features will showcase data of all the teams.


Which data views does this setting impact?

This feature would cover the following list of data views:

  1. Dashboards: Automate, App Automate, Live and App Live dashboard
  2. Analytics: Test Insights
  3. Mobile apps uploaded on BrowserStack
  4. Automate & App Automate APIs (coming soon)

Who can access this feature?

Only BrowserStack account Owner of Enterprise plans will have the privilege to access this feature and change the settings.

Why would I use Team-Access setting?

  • It is ideal for organizations where-in individual teams are working on different products, features, and are different business units or sub-organizations.
  • It also comes in handy if sub-contractors are using the platform within the firm, and data to access needs to be limited.
  • Another use-case for Team-Access setting would be in the cases for security & compliance policies; where-in data cannot be shared between the teams.

When I shift to Team-Access setting, what happens to the Build/Session history access if users from multiple teams have worked on Build?

  1. The builds/apps will be accessible by all the teams who have worked on the builds.
  2. Session data will only be viewable to teams who had initiated/run those sessions.

What if a user changes the team, and Team-Access setting is enabled?

The user will lose access to builds/apps associated with the former team. The build and session data will remain with the Team under which the build and sessions were run. If the new team of the user did not participate in the build, they would not get access to the same.

What if a user moves from Group to a Team, and Team-Access is enabled?

The user will only get access to builds/apps that were run by the team and lose access to all other builds/apps.

How do uploaded apps behave under the two settings?

  • If Team-Access is enabled, the apps will only be accessible by the teams who uploaded them when Team-View is activated.
  • If Global-Access is enabled, the uploaded apps will be accessible to all the teams.

How will the data views behave when we move from Team-Access to Global-Access setting?

All the data will showcase data across the teams. In other words, the product dashboards will show data for all the teams, the test insights will give access to dashboards with team dropdowns, etc.

How does Percy get impacted by Manage Data Access controls?

Manage Data Access currently doesn’t apply to Percy.

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