Adding Account and User level Default Cluster Tags (AWS)

At the end of Account Settings page, look for Default Cluster Tags. This feature is available on request. Create a ticket with Qubole Support to enable this feature on the QDS account.

As a prerequisite, you must have system administrator privileges to create and update default cluster tags. The default cluster tags get applied to only new clusters of a specific account. The default cluster tags are applied to cluster nodes at runtime. However, the default cluster tags do not apply to existing clusters.


By default, no tags would be present. Click Add another tag to start adding a cluster tag and its value. You can set the read-only access on the cluster tags by selecting the Read Only check box against the cluster tag.

Qubole plans to provide API support to configure default cluster tags shortly.

Setting User-level Cluster Tags

Qubole supports adding user-level cluster tags through SAML Login. The main use of user-level cluster tags is that it helps in tracing the user’s activity on a specific cluster. As a pre-requisite, the QDS account admin must share these details with Qubole by creating a ticket with Qubole Support:

  1. Attribute Name: It refers to the request attribute in the SAML response.

  2. Tag Name: It corresponds to the name of the default cluster tag.

For example, if the QDS account admin shares the Attribute Name to be Email and Tag Name to be UserEmail, then in the SAML API response of a specific user, Qubole traces the Email and fetches its value. Qubole records that value as the user-level cluster tag’s value.

In this example, UserEmail is the user-level cluster tag that Qubole adds and <User's Email Address> is its value.

Qubole plans to support setting user-level cluster tags through REST API shortly.

Verifying the Account and User level Cluster Tags

If the account-level default cluster tags and user-level cluster tags exist, they would be prepopulated when a cluster is created from the UI. These tags are visible when you create a cluster. The user-level and account-level cluster tags apply to cluster nodes at run time the same way as the custom EC2 tags get applied to cluster nodes.