Manage users

A Databricks admin is a member of the admins group.

An admin can manage user accounts using the Admin Console, the SCIM API, or a SCIM-enabled identity provider like Okta or Azure Active Directory. This article discusses user management using the Admin Console.

Users list

You can use the Users tab on the Admin Console to:

  • Add and remove users.
  • Grant and revoke the ability to create clusters (if cluster access control has been enabled for the workspace).
  • Grant and revoke administrator rights, by selecting the Admin checkbox.

In the preceding example, William is an administrator and Greg can create clusters.

You can also perform the following user management tasks in other parts of the Admin Console, covered in other articles:

Add a user

  1. Go to the Admin Console.

  2. On the Users tab, click Add User.

  3. Provide the user email ID.

    Databricks sends a confirmation email with a temporary password. If the user does not receive the confirmation email within 5 minutes, ask the user to check their spam folder.

    Add user

    Another option for adding and removing users is single sign-on (SSO).

  4. If cluster access control is enabled, the user is added without cluster creation permission.

Remove a user

  1. Go to the Admin Console.
  2. On the Users tab, find the user and click the Remove User Icon at the far right of the user row.
  3. Click Remove User to confirm.

Enable access to SQL Analytics

To enable access to Databricks SQL Analytics:

  1. Go to the Admin Console.
  2. Go to the Users tab.
  3. In the user row, select the SQL Analytics access checkbox.
  4. Click Confirm.