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Introducing private datasets on the DataHub

anuveyatsu, rufuspollock

Today we are releasing support for private datasets on the DataHub. Private datasets are exactly that: private and visible and accessible only to their owners.

This feature is designed to support several use cases. First, simply storing (and sharing) private data. Second, keeping data private prior to publication -- now users have a way to push data, check it and only make it public when they are ready.

The private datasets feature is available on a trial basis to all DataHub users. If you want to use it on an ongoing basis you'll want to sign up for premium membership:

https://datahub.io/pricing

How to publish private datasets?

You can use either the command line tool or the "Data" desktop app. Please, visit our download page to find out more about available tools:

https://datahub.io/download

Publish using the "Data" app

Once you are ready to publish your data, just select "private" option and then press "Go" button:

:::info Learn more about using the "Data" app here. :::

Publish using the command line tool

Simply pass --private flag when you "push" your data so once it is processed and online only you can view it:

$ data push myData --private

:::info Learn more about how to publish datasets using the CLI here. :::

Making a Private Dataset Public

Just publish the dataset again but set the findability to public.