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Functional Area Permissions (Master Data Services)

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

You can assign permission to each of the functional areas of the Master Data Services user interface (UI). The following functional areas:

  • Explorer

  • Version Management

  • Integration Management

  • System Administration

  • User and Group Permissions

  • Super user

When you assign permission to a functional area, you are making an area of the UI visible to the user or group.

Within the Explorer functional area, additional permissions assigned to model objects and hierarchy members determine which data a user can access. Within all other functional areas, a user must be a model administrator to view a model and act on it. (Exception: a user with Super User functional permission effectively has Admin permission on all models and has all other functional permissions.) For more information, see Administrators (Master Data Services).

A user or group must have permission to at least one functional area and one model on the Models tab in order to access Master Data Services.

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