Spaces and Notebooks Sharing

In this section we will explain how you can create a new Space and share notebooks with other members and teams.

What is a Space?

A Zepl Space is simply a collection of notebooks. Both members and teams in an Organization can be invited to a Space and can be granted permission to share and collaborate on the notebooks within.

Creating a new Space

Click the New Space button on the main page to create a new Space.

Give your Space a name and a short description.

Zepl offers the ability to import notebooks from several external sources when creating a Space if desired. To do so check the External Repositories checkbox which will display the current options available: Apache Zeppelin notebooks, notebooks stored in Github and in AWS S3.

Note that the synchronized notebooks are read-only and in order to run/execute them you'll need to clone them first.

Sharing Spaces

After creating a new Space you can share it with other members or teams or with the entire Organization. Members of a Space are able to access all notebooks that belong to the Space.


Sharing Data Notebooks

Zepl provides fine-grained access control for sharing notebooks with others as shown in the following image.


Permissions

There are three preset permission policies to choose from: Full Read Access: allows members to view and comment on the notebook Full Collaborate Access: Full Read Access plus the ability to edit, schedule, version and run the notebook Full Manage Access: Full Collaboration Access* plus the ability to publish, share, move and delete the notebook

You can choose from one of these or grant your own custom permissions by making the appropriate selections in the dialog window. Note that in addition to the Run notebook permission option, a member must have the Allow Start, Stop, Execute Resource permission granted in the Resource permissions area for the notebook's assigned resource in order to run the notebook. A quick link to the Resource permissions settings page appears next to the Run option for convenience.

Version

This is currently hard-coded to the latest version of the notebook.

Format

Zepl supports several different visual styles:

Publishing Notebooks to the Web

You can both share and publish notebooks from the Spaces main page using the "..." menu to the right of the notebook name. Publishing a notebook provides a URL for use elsewhere and will automatically render the notebook public. Anyone who has access to this URL will be able to view the notebook in read-only mode. To make the notebook private again simply re-open the Publish dialog and toggle the control back to the UNPUBLISHED state. Unpublished notebooks are only accessible to Zepl members who have been granted access rights via the sharing mechansim described above.