Organization Member Guide

On this page, we walk you through everyday operations for interacting with orgs, org projects, and org apps. Some of these operations require a certain level of access in the org while others are unrestricted. The exact requirement for each operation is listed in its respective section.

For more general information about orgs, please see the Organizations on DNAnexus page.

Please note that these operations do not include org admin-only tasks. For a complete list of org admin operations, please see the Organization Admin Guide.

Operations

Set your default billing account

Requirements: User must have been granted billable activities access in the org

Users can set an org as their default billing account. The default billing account is assigned to new projects and apps you create unless specified otherwise at the time of the org's creation. The default billing account will also be charged when you download data unless otherwise specified at the time of download.

UI

You can change your default billing account in the profile settings page. This page is accessible by clicking on your name in the header and going to "Profile". You can edit view billing information and set your default billing account in the "Account" tab, under "Billing Accounts".

If you don't see your org in this list, please verify with your org admin that you have billable activities access in the org. Only orgs in which you have granted this access will be displayed on this page.

Screenshot of the billing information information tab in the user

CLI

You can also set your default billing account by using dx api command to call the /user-xxxx/update API route directly and update your billTo field.

In the following example, user-smithj is updating her default billing account to org-demo_org. To use this command yourself, replace user-smithj with your own user ID and org-demo_org with your org ID. This command will only succeed if you are editing your own user account and if you have the minimum required access in the org.

$ dx api user-smithj update '{"billTo": org-demo_org"}'

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Share a project with an org

Requirements: None

Any user can quickly share a project with all the members of an org by giving the org access to the project. For example, if you want to make a project containing the reference datasets to be used for an entire group, you can simply share that project with the entire org. Alternatively, if you are collaborating with another org and wish to share samples with all the members of the other org, you can share a project containing all the sample data with the other org.

Orgs can be given any access level to a project. The access an org member will receive for the project is further restricted by their "shared project access" in the org.

UI

In the UI, you can give an org access to a project by entering the org ID (i.e. org-support) in the project's share dialog. For more information, please refer to the instructions here.

CLI

To invite org-demo_org to the project named "my-new-project", use the dx invite command.

$ dx invite my-new-project org-demo_org

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Share an app with an org

Requirements: User must be a developer of the app

App developers can also designate an org as an authorized user of an app on DNAnexus. This allows developers to make an app available to any user in an org with shared apps access.

For example, if your bioinformaticians have designed a set of best-practice executables to be shared within your org, they can build the executables as apps and share the app with the entire org. This will ensure that all members* (see note below) of the org will have access to the app. If a member is removed from the org, they will also lose their access to these shared apps.

In the following example, a developer of app-mypipeline is sharing the app with org-demo_org, using the dx add users command.

$ dx add users app-mypipeline org-demo_org

Note: Members must have shared apps access in order to have access to apps shared with the org.

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Create a new org project

Requirements: User must have been granted billable activities access in the org

Org members with appropriate access can create new org projects. Org projects are created by assigning the billing account of the project to the org at the time of project creation. If the billing account is not explicitly assigned at the time of project creation, the newly created project will be billed to the user's default billing account.

UI

When creating a new project in the UI, you can optionally select the billing account to which the project will be billed. To do this, click on the "+ New Project" button on the projects page. This will open the "Create a New Project" dialog. You can then select the billing account you wish to assign to the project from the dropdown list in the "Create a New Project" dialog.

Screenshot of the "Create a New Project"

CLI

On the command-line, you can create a new project and specify the project's billing account using dx new project while specifying the --bill-to flag. If this flag is not specified, the newly created project will be billed to your default billing account. This command will only succeed if you have appropriate access in the org.

In the following example, a new project named "my-new-project" will be created and billed to org-demo_org.

$ dx new project "my-new-project" --bill-to org-demo_org

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Create a new org app

Requirements: User must have been granted billable activities access in the org

An org app is an app that is billed to an org. To create a new app billed to org-demo_org, use the dx build command and specify the billing account of the app using the --bill-to flag. Once an app is published, it is not possible to change the billing account of the app.

$ dx build /path/to/app/directory --bill-to org-demo_org

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Transfer a project to an org

Requirements: User must have ADMINISTER access in a project. If the project is billed to an org, the user must have the minimum membership level to transfer the project, as dictated by the org policy.

If you have billable activities access in the org you wish to transfer the project to, you can change the billing account of the project to the org. To do this, navigate to the project settings page by clicking on the gear icon in the project header. On the project settings page, you can then select which billing account to bill the project to.

If you do not have billable activities access in the org you wish to transfer the project to, you will need to transfer the project to a user who does have this access. You can then follow the instructions here to transfer the project. The recipient will then be able to follow the instructions below to accept a project transfer on behalf of an org.

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Accept a project transfer on behalf of an org

Requirements: User must have been granted billable activities access in the org

To accept a transfer of a project on behalf of an org, follow the instructions to accept a project transfer and select the org from the dropdown of eligibile billing accounts to bill the project to.

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List all the org projects you have access to

Org projects are defined as projects billed to the org. Users can use the search and filter tools built into the DNAnexus platform to list all the org projects to which they have access. Please note that this filter will not list all org projects. Org admins have a different method to list all org projects.

To do this on the UI, use the filter bar on the projects page to filter all projects by Owner, where the "owner" of the project is the org. The "owner" filter is not displayed in the filter bar by default but can be added by selecting it from the "Filters" dropdown menu on the right. For more information, please see the filter bar documentation page.

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List the orgs you belong to

You can use the dx find orgs command in the CLI to list the orgs you belong to. This will find all the orgs in which you have at least MEMBER level -- all the orgs to which you belong.

$ dx find orgs --level MEMBER

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Last edited by Thanh-Ha Nguyen, 2017-02-07 23:03:00

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