Databricks has two levels of administrator:

  • The account owner, who manages your Databricks account, including billing, subscription level, the host AWS account, audit logging, and high-level usage monitoring. This is typically the user who signed up for your Databricks subscription.
  • Databricks admins, who manage users and groups—including single sign-on, provisioning, and access control—and workspace storage. Your account can have as many admins as you like, and admins can delegate some management tasks to non-admin users (like cluster management, for example). Most Databricks admin tasks are performed using the Admin Console.

In addition to the administrators defined in Databricks, you also need users with administrative access to AWS to manage networking and security for your Databricks instance.

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