The ownership feature allows you to assign individuals as owners of Sifflet objects, enabling you to:

  • Drive accountability
  • Simplify collaboration by making it easier to know who to report issues and request changes to
  • Assess impact in case of data quality issues
  • Keep a data fleet clean by facilitating the identification of unused objects


How To

Assign Owners to Data Assets

You can assign owners to assets from the Data Catalog (single and bulk editing) and from the asset page.

Ownership & Domains

A user can only be an owner of an asset if they can access it, i.e. if the user has a Sifflet account and has access to at least one domain granting them access to the asset.

This means that:

  • The list of users that can be added as owners of one or multiple assets depends on the list of users who have access to this or these assets through domains.
  • Any changes to a domain (modification and deletion) or to a user (domains access modification and user deletion) can impact asset ownership.
    • Domain Marketing contains table EMAILING_CAMPAIGNS and table SOCIAL_MEDIA_CAMPAIGNS
    • Domain Retail contains table SALES
    • User A has only access to domain Marketing
    • User A is an owner of table EMAIL_CAMPAIGN (which belongs to domain Marketing)
    • User B changes access of user A from domain Marketing to domain Retail
    • This results in Sifflet automatically removing the ownership of user A on table EMAIL_CAMPAIGN as user A no longer has access to this table.
      Note: The removal of ownership changes following up on a domain or user changes can take a varying amount of time to be properly reflected in the UI.