Welcome to Databricks, and congratulations on being your team’s administrator! Your journey to solving some of the world’s toughest problems with data starts here.
This getting started tutorial provides step-by-step guidance to get your team up and running on Databricks.
Get familiar with Databricks before you start setting up your account and adding users.
Are you the Databricks account owner? Only you can do the initial setup of your Databricks account and deploy your team’s workspace.
Now it’s time to add users and assign admin rights. Any admin user can perform this step: you don’t have to be an account owner. But of course the account owner has to add the first admin user.
At this point, you’ve completed the minimum setup to have a functional Databricks workspace. Congratulations! In a production environment, you should also perform or familiarize yourself with the administrative tasks that follow. If you’re new to Databricks, this might also be a good time to run the Get started as a Databricks Data Science & Engineering user tutorial.
Now that you have users, you should secure your data by giving your users access only to the Databricks functionality and data they need. This step requires the Premium plan or above. If you don’t have it, contact your Databricks sales representative.
- Read about data governance best practices on Databricks
- Set up access control and permissions for clusters, jobs, tables, notebooks, and other workspace objects
- (Optional) Set up instance profiles for cluster access to S3 buckets
- (Optional) Set up IAM credential passthrough to enable user-specific access to S3 data from a shared cluster
To control costs and keep track of all activities being performed in your Databricks account, you will want to take advantage of the available usage monitoring and audit logging features.
If you have a Databricks support package, you may want to add users as support contacts and learn how to manage and use the support plan.
- Add support contacts and manage your support plan
- Learn how to use Databricks support
- Learn how to submit product feedback
If you have completed the steps above, you have a secure, working Databricks deployment in place. But you might still be interested in learning about these advanced options and best practices.
Managing your Databricks account is an ongoing process. Administration guide covers everything an account owner and admin can do. Databricks also provides many excellent resources to help you manage your Databricks account to its fullest potential.
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