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required_access_grants (for Explores)

This page refers to the required_access_grants parameter that is part of an Explore.

required_access_grants can also be part of a join, described on the required_access_grants (for joins) parameter documentation page.

required_access_grants can also be part of a view, described on the required_access_grants (for views) parameter documentation page.

required_access_grants can also be part of a dimension, dimension group, measure, filter, or parameter, described on the required_access_grant parameter documentation page.


explore: explore_name {
  required_access_grants: [access_grant_name, access_grant_name, …]



Default Value



Square brackets containing a comma-separated list of access grant names


required_access_grants pairs with the model-level access_grant parameter to limit access of an Explore to only those users who have a specific user attribute value assigned to them.

required_access_grants works like this:

  1. You define an access grant using the access_grant parameter. As part of the definition, you associate the access grant with a user attribute. You also specify which user attribute values provide access to the access grant.
  2. Next, you use required_access_grants to restrict an Explore to only those users who have access to every access grant listed.

For example, the following LookML requires that users have access to both the can_view_financial_data and the view_payroll access grants to see the payroll Explore:

explore: payroll { … required_access_grants: [can_view_financial_data, view_payroll] }

Users who don’t have access to all of the access grants assigned to the Explore will not see the Explore at all. They are restricted from viewing any Looks or dashboard tiles based on the Explore and they will not see the Explore in the Explore menu.

For more information on how to define an access grant, see the access_grant parameter documentation page.


Expose the financial Explore to only those users who have access to the accounting access grant:

explore: financial { … required_access_grants: [accounting] }

Additional considerations

Restricting access to an Explore does not restrict access to its underlying LookML structures. So an unrestricted join, view, or field that is part of other Explores will still be available if those Explores are unrestricted. Use the required_access_grants parameter at the join, view, or field level to restrict those items individually.