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Configure Users and Groups

The Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform can be configured to support the use of groups for users.


  • In this release, groups apply only to the sharing of connections and flows.


Enable and configure SSO

You must enable and configure one of the supported SSO integration methods.

Configure platform

Please review and set the following platform settings.


  1. You can apply this change through the Admin Settings Page (recommended) or trifacta-conf.json. For more information, see Platform Configuration Methods.

  2. Locate the following settings and apply values as needed:




    Set this value to true to enable use of LDAP groups in the platform.


    Set this value to the LDAP search result parameter containing the value to be used as the name of a group in the Trifacta Application. This value must have unique values, since groups in the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform must have unique names.


    "cn" is a good choice.


    (optional) An array of parameters, listing LDAP servers to use for synching of groups. If this parameter is not specified, then the LDAP server specified in the parameter webapp.ldap.server is used for synching.


    (optional) You must provide at least one search filter string to use to query the LDAP servers for groups. The following example searches for all groups named foo and bar. In the UI:


    If editing this parameter through trifacta-conf.json, this value must be stored as an array with appropriate syntax:



    A search filter doesn't need to use the ou parameter. Any valid LDAP search filter can be used.

    Each search filter must include parentheses at the beginning and the end.

    Each filter string is expected to return a single item. If the search results include multiple items, only the first item is used.

    If this value is empty, no groups are synched.

  3. Save your changes and restart the platform.

Create users

All users must be created in the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform.


The email address for the user in the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform must match the LDAP email attribute.


After the platform users and groups have been synched with the LDAP identity provider:

  • Any objects shared to a group are shared to individual users of the group as collaborators.

  • If an LDAP user has no corresponding Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform user at the time of synching, the platform user is automatically added to the group and inherits the group's permissions when the account is created.


    If a Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform user is removed from an LDAP group, the user remains a member of the platform group until groups are synched again. When groups are synched, the user is removed from the group and loses access to any objects shared with the group.

Sync Users and Groups via API

You can use the following endpoint to sync the platform with the configured LDAP servers for their groups.


This endpoint must be triggered using an admin account.






Request Body


Response Status Code

200 - OK

Response Body

The response body contains the list of groups that have been added or removed based on the synching:

    "data": [
            "ldap": "LDAP://",
            "updatedGroups": [
                    "id": 55,
                    "members": [
                            "id": 94,
                            "email": "",
                            "name": "Guest Number One"
                            "id": 95,
                            "email": "",
                            "name": "guest2 NumberTwo"
                    "name": "deptGRP1"
            "deletedGroups": [
                    "id": 54,
                    "name": "deptGRP2"

cURL example:

  • The backslash \ character indicates that the line continues on the following line.

  • The following example references the use of an API token generated for the admin user. For more information, see Manage API Access Tokens.

curl -X POST \ \
  -H 'authorization: Basic <auth_token>' \
  -H 'cache-control: no-cache'

Testing - Share Flows and Connections

  • Flows: You can share a flow to an imported group like you share with individual users. For more information, see Share Flow Dialog.

  • Connections: You can share your connection to an imported group. For more information, see Share Connection Dialog.