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Add AD Groups to Data Connections

Right now, if you are using Windows Authentication, you can map AD group and users on the Permissions and Collections tab.  But for some reason, you can't use AD groups on the Data Connections tab.  Most of our databases are already secured by in-house AD groups in which you have to be a member in order to access that database.  Instead of managing a 2nd, most likely duplicate, list of users in the Data Connections tab I would like to be able to map the pre-existing AD group to that data connection.  That also means I don't have to service access requests.  If someone wants access to a database, they talk to the database owners, get added to the group and then they automatically can pull that data into Alteryx.

6 - Meteoroid

We need this as well. Managing permissions via AD groups makes this easier. Alteryx team, do you when this capability will be released?

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)
Status changed to: Under Review

Thanks for your feedback on this topic. We're working on simplifying and improving on permissioning and user management. As part of that process, we are looking at how asset sharing, such as data connection management, will interplay with user management. There is no timeline currently, but we are actively looking into this.




5 - Atom

Hard to believe Alteryx did not have this important function already built in.  Currently we have dozens of database connection and hundreds of users which I have to share each DB connection with each user manually.  I would even settle for a command line script but even that is not available.  

6 - Meteoroid

Looks like this has been submitted 20 months ago! Any updates on the progress? This is certainly a big miss on the access management. We are also planning on using lot of connections and hundreds of users to start off.