Create a Role

POST api/v1.2/roles

This API is used to create a role such as system user and system administrator in a QDS account.

Required Role

The following users can make this API call:

  • Users who belong to the system-user or system-admin group.
  • Users who belong to a group associated with a role that allows creating roles. See Managing Groups and Managing Roles for more information.



Parameters marked in bold are mandatory. Others are optional and have default values.

Parameter Description
name Name of the role that must be unique in the Qubole account.

Array of policies to be assigned to role. Each policy include following parameters:

  • resource: Name of the resource such as all and cluster. The resources are:


    Resources, Actions, and What they Mean describes the policy resources that are listed in the Control Panel > Manage Roles UI.

    • all - It denotes All resources.
    • account - It denotes the Account resource.
    • app - It denotes the App resource.
    • cluster - It denotes the Clusters resource.
    • command - It denotes the Commands resource.
    • datastore - It denotes the Data Source resource.
    • data_preview - It denotes Read Access to data.
    • environment - It denotes the Environments and Packages resource.
    • folder - It denotes the Folder resource.
    • group - It denotes the Groups resource.
    • note - It denotes the Notes (notebooks) resource.
    • notebook_dashboard - It denotes the Notebook Dashboards resource.
    • object_storage - It denotes the Object Storage resource.
    • role - It denotes the Roles resource.
    • saved_query - It denotes the Workspace resource.
    • scheduler - It denotes the Scheduler resource.
    • scheduler_instance - It denotes the Scheduler Instance resource.
    • template - It denotes the Template resource.
    • qbol_user - It denotes the Users resource.
  • action: Name of the action with particular resource.

  • access: Giving or denying permissions. It can be either allow or deny.

Request API Syntax

curl -X POST -H "X-AUTH-TOKEN: $AUTH_TOKEN" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json" \
-d '{"policies":"[{\"resource\":\"all\",\"action\":[\"all\"],\"access\":\"allow\"}]",
     "name":"my_role"}' \ ""


The above syntax uses as the endpoint. Qubole provides other endpoints to access QDS that are described in Supported Qubole Endpoints on Different Cloud Providers.

Sample Request

curl -X POST -H "X-AUTH-TOKEN: $AUTH_TOKEN" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json" \
-d '{"policies":"[{\"resource\":\"all\",\"action\":[\"all\"],\"access\":\"allow\"}]",
     "name":"my_role"}' \ ""

Sample Response