How to: Create a Model Administrator (Master Data Services)

In Master Data Services, create a model administrator when you want a group or user to have Update permission to all objects in one or more models.


To simplify administration, create a Windows or local group and configure it as a model adminstrator. You can then add and remove users from the group without accessing Master Data Manager.


To perform this procedure:

To create a model administrator

  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. Click the model you want to grant permission to.

  8. From the menu, select Update.

  9. Complete steps 7 and 8 for each model you want the group or user to be an administrator for.

  10. Click Save.


Do not assign any other permissions to model objects or hierarchy members. If you do, the user is no longer an administrator and cannot view the model in any functional area other than Explorer.

There is one exception: if the user has Update permission assigned to a hierarchy Root on the Hierarchy Members tab, the user is still considered a model administrator.