Model Object Permissions (Master Data Services)

Model object permissions are mandatory. They determine which members, attributes, attribute groups, hierarchy structures, or collections a user can add, edit, or delete in the Explorer functional area of the UI.

Model object permissions are assigned in the Master Data Manager user interface (UI), in the User and Group Permissions functional area on the Models tab. On this tab, the model is represented as a tree structure. When you assign permission to an object in the tree, all objects below inherit that permission. You can override that inheritance by assigning permission to individual objects.

You can assign Read-only, Update, or Deny permission to model objects. If you do not assign any permissions on the Models tab, the user cannot view any models or data in Master Data Manager.


To give a user access to administer a model in a functional area other than Explorer, make the user a model administrator. For more information, see Administrators (Master Data Services).