Need Urgent help to takeover Dataset ownership

I am an AWS employee and have two part problem to solve urgently

  1. Need help in transferring ownership of a dataset which is owned by a teammate who went on unexpected Medical leave.
  2. I am unable to find the data source in datasets section when I search by the Dataset name. I don’t think its a permission/ownership issue.

@kcakula - Thank you for posting your query. If you have QuickSight Admin rights, then you can navigate to Manage QuickSight > Manage Assets and then select the relevant dataset/datasource an share it with your user as Owner. Please see the below snapshot for your easy reference to understand the navigation. Hope this helps!

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@sagmukhe Thank you for the reply. I don’t have admin rights to the common internal account on which we create the Datasets/dashboards. I am the user and actual owner of the dataset is currently on PTO, so not sure how to share permissions with myself without the admin rights or access to the dataset.

@kcakula - Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s any way to get access to those Datasets without taking help of your QuickSight Admin. I would suggest you to reach out to your QuickSight Admin and get the ownership of those datasets transferred or shared to you. Hope this helps! Thank you!

@Max - Please provide your input in case you have any additional insight on this. Thank you!


Do you have CLI access?

I’ve found that you can list out datasets / dashboards that your quicksight user doesn’t have access too through that.

Then you can update the permissions to give it to your quicksight user.