Data Classification

This article explains how to mark properties as classified to limit which users can view them.

This Lexicon feature is currently in beta and is subject to change. Submit feedback to lexicon@mixpanel.com.

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Mark Properties as Classified Data

Navigate to the EVENT PROPERTIES and USER PROFILE PROPERTIES tabs in Lexicon under Data Management to mark a property as classified.

When you mark a property as classified, users or teams with the checked Can View checkbox checked can see the classified property in reports. You can see the Can View checkbox in Project Settings for individual users and in Organization Settings for teams.

Only project owners and admins can mark a property as classified.

Select a property or group of properties and click Mark Classified.

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A pop up will confirm that you want to mark the selected property or properties as classified.

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When you mark a property as classified, the Status column will indicate that the property is classified alongside its visibility state (visible or hidden). If the Status column shows only the visibility state, then the property is not marked as classified.

Manage Classified Data Viewing Permissions for Individual Users

Click on Classified Data Permissions in the Lexicon table to view and update classified data viewing permissions for individual users in the Project Users tab of your project settings.

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You can also navigate to the Project Users tab of the Project Settings by clicking on gear icon at the upper right and then clicking on your project’s name.

In the CURRENT USERS table, the Classified Data column indicates which users have permission to view classified data. Click the Can View check box in a user’s row to update their classified data viewing permission.

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Click on All Data Permissions to filter the CURRENT USERS table to display only users that can view classified data or only users that cannot view classified data.

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When you update a user’s permission, you see a confirmation on the lower left corner.

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Manage Classified Data Viewing Permissions for Teams

Navigate to Organization Settings from the gear icon at the top-right corner of the navigation bar. Go to the Teams tab and click into the team for which you wish to manage permissions. You can manage the team’s access to Classified Data for each of the projects to which they have access.

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Analysis Experience for Users that Cannot View Properties Marked as Classified Data

Users that cannot view properties marked as Classified Data can see which specific properties are marked as classified in Lexicon.

Dashboards

Can view classified data:

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Cannot view classified data:

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Users that cannot view classified data can click into a dashboard card to access the full report and determine what properties are preventing them from viewing a report.

When using the global dashboard filter in Dashboards, properties that are marked as classified are grayed out for users that cannot view classified data. Mixpanel also displays note saying, "Disabled due to classified data," next to the property name:

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Analysis Reports (Insights, Funnels, Flows, and Retention)

Like in Dashboards, properties that are marked as classified are grayed out for users that cannot view classified data. Mixpanel also displays note saying, "Disabled due to classified data," next to the property name:

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If users that cannot view classified data go to a report that contains a property that is marked as classified (for example, by clicking on a dashboard card, clicking on a saved reports, or through a saved link), they will see the following message:

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Users that cannot view classified data can remove the filter or breakdown using the properties that are marked as classified to analyze data in a report.

Explore and Cohorts

In the Explore and Cohort filters, properties marked as classified are grayed out.

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In Explore, the values for user profile properties marked as classified display as ******. In the table, all user profile rows will display ****** as the value, even if the user profile property is not set or has an empty profile on that profile.

When users that cannot view classified data view a user profile, the user profile properties marked as classified will be hidden from the profile header and the profile properties table.

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