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Redash v5 Quick Start Guide

By : Alexander Leibzon, Yael Leibzon
Book Image

Redash v5 Quick Start Guide

By: Alexander Leibzon, Yael Leibzon

Overview of this book

Data exploration and visualization is vital to Business Intelligence, the backbone of almost every enterprise or organization. Redash is a querying and visualization tool developed to simplify how marketing and business development departments are exposed to data. If you want to learn to create interactive dashboards with Redash, explore different visualizations, and share the insights with your peers, then this is the ideal book for you. The book starts with essential Business Intelligence concepts that are at the heart of data visualizations. You will learn how to find your way round Redash and its rich array of data visualization options for building interactive dashboards. You will learn how to create data storytelling and share these with peers. You will see how to connect to different data sources to process complex data, and then visualize this data to reveal valuable insights. By the end of this book, you will be confident with the Redash dashboarding tool to provide insight and communicate data storytelling.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Permissions in Redash

Not all data is meant to be viewed and edited by all users, and there are rare cases where we don't need to restrict the access to one or more resources in some way (except maybe proof-of-concept works, or garage-mode startups where everyone is an admin).

In this section, we will cover the permissions mechanism in Redash.


The core of Redash's permissions model are Groups.

Users are members of groups, while Data Sources are associated with groups.

Group membership by a user defines the actions they can perform, and the Data Sources they can access.

Each DataSource can be associated with one or more groups.

Currently, there are two types of relations between a DataSource and a group:

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