When you use the Platform to import a dataset, you become its owner. At first, datasets which you own are only visible to you. To allow another user to reference your dataset in a query, you can use the Platform to create a permission.
When you create a permission, you define how the recipient can use your dataset. You will be presented with a series of decisions with many different permutations. For insight and identity datasets, these decisions are slightly different. Please see the types of permissions article for much more information.
A permission does not grant access to your Bunker, and it doesn't allow access to individual records or to your original data. Each permission allows a single other user to query a single dataset. If you want a user to be able to reference more than one dataset you own, you will need create a permission for each one.
InfoSum Platform refers to two types of permission: incoming and outgoing. You'll find these two different types of permission on two separate tabs in InfoSum Platform.
- When someone gives you permission to reference a dataset they own, that is an incoming permission. Information is "coming in" to your organisation.
- When you give someone else permission to reference a dataset you own, that is an outgoing permission. Information is "going out" of your organisation (though only in aggregate and anonymised form).
Of course, this means that an incoming permission in your Platform is an outgoing permission in your collaborator's Platform - and vice versa.