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Refer to this table for information which Alation roles can use Alation API. See [Roles Overview](πŸ”—ο»Ώ) in the Alation documentation for definitions of the user roles.

Explorer Role

The Explorer role is available starting in 2023.1, only for Alation Cloud Service customers on the cloud-native architecture.

Explorers can use the Query API (except the CREATE endpoint); otherwise Explorers have the same API permissions as the Viewer role.

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\* API user must be given Data Source Admin access to the data source in the Alation catalog. \*\* When Catalog Admin and Source Admin roles are permitted to add data sources (with the **alation_conf** flag `alation.roles.allow_source_and_catalog_admins_to_create_ds` set to `True`).