Jobs Access Control


Access control is available only in the Azure Databricks Premium Plan.

By default, all users can create and modify jobs unless an administrator enables jobs access control. With jobs access control, individual permissions determine a user’s abilities. This article describes the individual permissions and how to enable and configure jobs access control.

Job permissions

There are five permission levels for jobs: No Permissions, Can View, Can Manage Run, Is Owner, and Can Manage. The Can Manage permission is reserved for administrators. The table lists the abilities for each permission.

Ability No Permissions Can View Can Manage Run Is Owner Can Manage (admin)
View job details and settings x x x x x
View results, Spark UI, logs of a job run x x x x
Run now x x x
Cancel run x x x
Edit job settings x x
Modify permissions x x
Delete job x x
Change owner x


  • The creator of a job has Is Owner permission.
  • A job cannot have more than one owner.
  • A job cannot have a group as an owner.
  • Jobs triggered through Run Now assume the permissions of the job owner and not the user who issued Run Now. For example, even if job A is configured to run on an existing cluster accessible only to the job owner (user A), a user (user B) with Can Manage Run permission can start a new run of the job.
  • You can view notebook run results only if you have the Can View or higher permission on the job. This allows jobs access control to be intact even if the job notebook was renamed, moved, or deleted.
  • Jobs access control applies to jobs displayed in the Databricks Jobs UI and their runs. It doesn’t apply to runs spawned by notebook workflows or runs submitted by API whose ACLs are bundled with the notebooks.

Enable jobs access control

  1. Go to the Admin Console.

  2. Select the Access Control tab.

    Access control tab

  3. Click the Enable button next to Cluster and Jobs Access Control.

    Enable access control

  4. Click Confirm to confirm the change.

Configure job permissions

You must be an administrator or have Is Owner permission.

  1. Go to the details page for a job.

  2. Click Advanced.


  3. Click the Edit link next to Permissions.

    Edit job permissions

  4. In the pop-up dialog box, assign job permissions via the drop-down menu beside a user’s name.

    Assign job permissions

  5. Click Save Changes.