1. Setting Permissions on Databricks Delta Tables for Data Engineers


    When it comes to setting permissions on Databricks Delta Tables for Data Engineers, it's essential to have a clear understanding of the roles and access levels required for data engineers to perform their tasks effectively. In Pulumi, the databricks.SqlPermissions resource can be used to manage such permissions.

    The SqlPermissions resource allows you to define access control at various levels, such as table-level and view-level permissions. This is useful for implementing fine-grained access control, ensuring that data engineers have the necessary permissions to tables they need to work with while restricting access to other sensitive data.

    In the following program, I'll demonstrate how to set permissions on a Databricks Delta Table for a data engineering group within Databricks. The permissions will include capabilities such as SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE, which are common operations needed by data engineers.

    Here's a Pulumi Python program to accomplish this:

    import pulumi_databricks as databricks # Create a Databricks SQL permission resource to set permissions on a Delta Table. table_permissions = databricks.SqlPermissions("table-permissions", # Specify the table for which the permissions are being set. # Replace 'DATABASE_NAME.TABLE_NAME' with the respective database and table name. table="DATABASE_NAME.TABLE_NAME", # List the specific permission assignments. privilege_assignments=[ # Each assignment is an object specifying the principal and its privileges. databricks.SqlPermissionsPrivilegeAssignmentsArgs( principal="data_engineering_group", # This is the group that will be given the permissions. privileges=[ "SELECT", # Enables members of the group to read data from the table. "INSERT", # Enables members of the group to insert new data into the table. "UPDATE", # Enables members of the group to update existing data in the table. "DELETE", # Enables members of the group to delete data from the table. # Add more privileges as needed. ], ), ], ) # Export the ID of the SqlPermissions resource. pulumi.export("table_permissions_id", table_permissions.id)

    In this program:

    • We create a SqlPermissions resource with the name "table-permissions".
    • You'll need to replace the placeholder DATABASE_NAME.TABLE_NAME with the actual database and table name for which you want to establish permissions.
    • We specify a group named "data_engineering_group" which should align with the actual group name in your Databricks workspace. Ensure that the group is already created in Databricks.
    • We list the privileges that we want to grant. In this case, we grant SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE privileges on the table to the specified group.
    • Lastly, we export the identifier of the SqlPermissions resource for reference, which can be used to query or modify the permissions in the future.

    To deploy this Pulumi program, you would execute the standard Pulumi CLI commands such as pulumi up after installing the necessary Pulumi Python SDK and setting up your Databricks provider.

    If you want further details about the properties and usage of databricks.SqlPermissions, please refer to the databricks.SqlPermissions documentation.