Users and Roles

There are three core users who interact with Nitro:

  • System Administrator
  • Data Administrator
  • Data Consumer

System Administrator

The system administrator is responsible for maintaining the overall health of Nitro by ensuring existing data connectors, ETL jobs, and data extractions are all functioning correctly. The system administrator is also responsible for managing user permissions, provisioning new connectors, and authoring/deploying new ETL jobs.

System administrators interact with Nitro via the Nitro admin console and any SQL client that supports connections to Amazon Redshift.

Data Administrator

Data administrators are responsible for understanding the semantics and structure of the data loaded into Nitro. The data administrator defines new aggregations, ETL processes, and enrichment schemes as requested by consumers of Nitro data.

Tasks for a Data Administrator include the following:

Security

Security controls are available to enable Database administrators to specify the following access rights to Nitro data:

  • Instance Level - Provides full NAC admin access only to a specific cluster instance. To enable this security configuration, create a Nitro support ticket. Users must also be assigned the Cluster Read-Only role.
  • Connector Level - Provides access to specific connectors across all connector schemas. To enable this security configuration, create a Nitro support ticket and specify the connectors to which users need access.
  • View-only access - Business users can be granted access to the NAC allowing them to view non-admin content, for example Data Quality or Usage Metrics. To request view-only access for a user, create a Nitro support ticket.

Data Consumer

Data consumers are users or applications consuming Nitro data. These users may be data analysts or data scientists who connect to Nitro directly, or in some cases are connecting to a business intelligence platform which reads data from Nitro. Data consumers are also users who leverage Veeva CRM MyInsights to access reports powered by Nitro data.

Data consumers define business intelligence goals and requirements and work with data and system administrators to see their requirements implemented.