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The following users may be required for installation of the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta® platform and integration with other components in the environment. In some cases, you must also designate a group in which the user or users must belong.

NOTE: Except as noted, you may substitute your own usernames for the default usernames. These substitutions are identified in the documentation references.

In this sections below, you can review the user requirements for various aspects of platform installation and integration. 


  • Required configuration: If Yes, then the configuration and the relevant user are required for all installations of the platform.
  • Default user: Default or expected username for the user.
  • Documentation reference: How the user is referenced in the documentation. 

Installation node


NOTE: The software must be installed on the node using the root account.

Running Services

After installation, you can run the platform as the trifacta user.

Active Directory/LDAP

When enabling Single Sign-On, you must specify an Active Directory user to serve as the admin for provisioning users within the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform

  • Required configuration: No
  • Defaults:
    • User: trifacta
    • Group: trifactausers
  • Documentation reference: 
    • User: [ldap.user]
    • Group: []


The Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform installs and maintains two databases.

Main database

The Main database is used for managing Alteryx metadata.

  • Required configuration: Yes
  • Default user: trifacta
  • Documentation reference: [db.main.user]

Jobs database

The Jobs database is used for tracking batch execution jobs initiated by the platform. 

  • Required configuration: Yes
  • Default user: trifactaactiviti
  • Documentation reference: []

Scheduling database

Storage of schedules, including datasets to execute.

  • Required configuration: Yes
  • Default user: trifactaschedulingservice
  • Documentation reference: [db.scheduling.user]

Time-based Trigger database

Storage of triggering information.

  • Required configuration: Yes
  • Default user: trifactatimebasedtriggerservice
  • Documentation reference: [db.tbts.user]

Configuration Service database

Storage of parameter settings at the workspace level.

  • Required configuration: Yes
  • Default user: trifactaconfigurationservice
  • Documentation reference: [db.configuration.user]

Artifact Storage Service database

Storage for feature-specific usage data such value mappings.

  • Required configuration: Yes
  • Default user: trifactaartifactstorageservice
  • Documentation reference: [db.artifact.user]

Job Metadata Service database

Storage of metadata on job execution.

  • Required configuration: Yes
  • Default user: trifactjobmetadataservice
  • Documentation reference: [db.metadata.user]


Hadoop User

When the platform interacts with the Hadoop cluster, all actions are brokered through the use of a single Hadoop user account.

NOTE: This user account is specified and used in multiple configurations for integration with the Hadoop cluster.

  • Required configuration: Yes
  • Defaults:
    • User: trifacta
    • Group: trifactausers
  • Documentation references:
    • User: [hadoop.user]
    • Group: []


If Kerberos is enabled on your cluster, you must specify the principal of the Hadoop user for the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform. Depending on the other components available in the cluster, you may need to specify other Kerberos principals.

  • Required configuration: No
  • Default user: trifacta
  • Documentation reference: [hadoop.user.principal]


You must specify a user that Hive uses to connect to HDFS. 

  • Required configuration: No
  • Defaults:
    • User: hive
    • Group: trifactausers
  • Documentation references: 
    • User: [hive.user]
    • Group: []

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