Rollout of the User Profile


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[TL;DR]
Cognite introduces user profile functionality to collect user information such as name, email, and job title for all CDF users to improve search and sharing capabilities. Administrators can, of course, disable the automatic collection of user information. The functionality will enable us to provide you with granular access controls, collaboration features, and much more in the future. Initially, we support user profiles for projects using Azure AD for authentication. We will add other identity providers later. For more information about how we handle your data, refer to our privacy policy at https://www.cognite.com/en/policy.

- Cognite Product Team


At Cognite, we strive to provide a seamless and efficient user experience for all our users. To achieve this, we have rolled out user profile functionality and started collecting user information, such as name, email, and job title, for all Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) users. This will enable Cognite, 1st-party, and 3rd-party application builders to deliver powerful search, tagging, and sharing capabilities of data between users, as well as groups. For example in the future users might be able to tag data sets with keywords or other metadata to make them easier to find and organize. User profile functionality will also enable us to provide granular access controls, collaboration features such as commenting, version control, activity tracking, etc.

Admin users have the option to disable the automatic collection of their users' personal information (enabled by the default), both using the project API and the Cognite CDF user interface. In the CDF app this can be done by navigating to the "Manage and Configure" section, followed by "Manage Access". From there, administrators users can disable information collection with one click.

Initially, we support customers who use Azure Active Directory as their identity provider, and we plan to extend this support to other identity providers in the future. Our goal is to make data sharing and collaboration as effortless and effective as possible for all CDF users and this user profile functionality will enable us to build these capabilities.

For more information about how we process and handle your data, please refer to our privacy policy available at https://www.cognite.com/en/policy

Thank you for use our product and being a part of the CDF community!


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