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Disable download button in Knowledge Catalog

When cataloging data assets from COS, users are given a 'Download' option to bring the data out from the catalog and store locally. There should be an option to enable/disable this functionality provided to administrators of the catalog and the user adding the asset to the catalog too.

  • Dec 14 2018
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  • JOSEPH PLUMB commented
    December 14, 2018 17:58

    Hi Michael

    Certainly. This stems from the fact that the download button doesn't always work today (I've not figured out what the trigger for this is).


    Enable asset owners and catalog admins to enable or disable the asset download capability.


    - Asset owner makes a data asset accessible via the knowledge catalog, however when the asset is added the download button is greyed out. Asset owner/administrator should be able to force enable the download button to make the asset available as a download for use outside of the catalog and Watson Studio.

    - Asset owner makes sensitive data asset available in the knowledge catalog for Watson Studio users, but the data should not be retrievable from the catalog due to the mature of the data. The download button can be disabled to prevent extraction of the data from the catalog by users.

    This idea may potentially be superseded by development in governance capabilities in the knowledge catalog?

  • MICHAEL TUCKER commented
    December 14, 2018 17:58

    @Joe Can you please provide a more thorough use case and requirement to help us better understand this idea?