Watson Studio project restriction for collaborators

When we create a Watson Studio project, we should pay attention on the collaborator restriction! We cannot change it later.

This is just a blog post about a common pitfall for new Watson Studio users , when they are creating a new Watson Studio project.

The step five in the documentation of the project creation tells us about restrict who can be a collaborator for our project. This configuration has a huge impact for our user access management later, by just checking this small box.


Step five says:  Select the Restrict who can be a collaborator check box to restrict collaborators to members of your organization or integrate with a catalog. The check box is selected by default if you are a member of a catalog. You can’t change this setting after you create the project.

This is not the end of the world, we can easily create new projects, and configure them. Even I would say, this is a good opportunity to get familiar with the user management of IBM Cloud anyway.

How all these works, we can take a look into the documentation for add collaborators and follow the documentation steps for restricted and not restricted collaborators.

  • If the project is restricted, you can add members of your IBM Cloud account as collaborators, or, if your company has SAML federation on IBM Cloud, you can add any user who has a company email address. To add users, see Set up additional account users.
  • If the project is not restricted, you can add anyone you want as a collaborator.

How to setup a project we can watch this video:

I hope this was useful for you and let’s see what’s next?




PS: By the way, you can use the IBM Cloud for free, if you simply create an IBM Lite account. Here you only need an e-mail address.

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