How to: Assign Model Object Permissions (Master Data Services)

Assign permissions to model objects to give users or groups access to data in the Explorer functional areas of Master Data Manager.


When you assign permission to a model, permission to all other models is implicitly denied. If you do not assign any model object permissions, the user or group cannot access any data in Explorer.

To assign the model object permissions required to make a user or group an administrator, see How to: Create a Model Administrator (Master Data Services).


To perform this procedure:

  • You must have permission to access the Users and Group Permissions functional area.

  • You must be a model administrator. For more information, see Administrators (Master Data Services).

To assign model object permissions

  1. In Master Data Manager, click User and Group Permissions.

  2. On the Users or Groups page, select the row for the user or group that you want to edit.

  3. Click Edit selected user.

  4. Click the Models tab.

  5. Optionally, select a model from the Model list.

  6. Click Edit.

  7. Expand the tree, and click the model object you want to assign permissions to.

  8. From the menu, select Read-only, Update, or Deny.

  9. Click Save.