This page provides an overview of permissions in Analytics.

The predefined role for Analytics is the Analytics Administrator. You can set analytics permissions for custom roles from the Analytics tab in the Tenant UI. When creating a new role, select the permissions that you want to assign to the new role.

There are several analytics permissions categories:

  • Transactions
  • Logs
  • Browser Requests
  • Mobile Requests and Sessions
  • Synthetic Sessions
  • Connected Devices
  • Custom Analytics Events

For a user to create metrics from Analytics searches, you must assign that user to a role with View access to the Analytics Application in the Applications tab.

Asterisks (*) in the permissions tables on this page indicate permissions that should be considered sensitive for security and data privacy purposes. Consider the security and data privacy policies of your organization before granting these permissions. For details on permissions related to Analytics data and functionality, see the More Information column.

Permission NameActivities EnabledMore Information
General > Manage Centralized Log ConfigConfigure source rules for Centralized Log Management.Configure Log Analytics Using Source Rules
General > Manage Fields*

Show and hide fields in analytics data so that you can restrict sensitive data to proper roles and users.

Manage Field Visibility

General > Manage APIs*

View the analytics API tab to create and manage API authentication keys. Users with this API permission have access to all analytics data since they can use cURL with the access key and access all data.

Manage API Keys

General > Manage Metrics

Create metrics from analytics searches. This permission controls which roles and users can create metrics from analytics searches. Once the metric exists, you can set up alerts in the usual way.

Create Analytics Metrics From Scheduled Queries

Search Permissions > Can Create a Search*

Create and save an analytics search. Configure view, edit, and delete permissions for each saved search. Check the Can view data from all Applications checkbox to download your search results.

Analytics and Data Security

Search Permissions > Saved Searches*

View, edit, or delete a specific saved analytics search.

Analytics and Data Security 
Transaction Permissions*

View analytics transaction data from all applications or specific applications.

Analytics and Data Security 
Log Permissions*

View analytics data for all Source Types or specific log sources.

Analytics and Data Security 
Browser Requests and Sessions Permissions*

View analytics data from Browser requests.

Analytics and Data Security 
Mobile Requests and Sessions Permissions*

View analytics data from mobile requests and crash reports.

Analytics and Data Security 
Synthetic Sessions PermissionsView synthetic data from all or specific applications.Analytics and Data Security 
Connected Devices PermissionsView analytics data for connected devices.IoT Monitoring
Custom Analytics Events Permissions*Query custom analytics events data. Permissions can be granted to view data for all custom analytics events or on an event-by-event basis.Analytics and Data Security