Space-Workspace hierarchy

Spaces are the contexts in which an ALM Octane user can work, depending on permissions.

Spaces are containers for workspaces. For details on workspaces, see Manage workspaces.

Site admins can create spaces.

Space admins manage spaces. The space admin can associate workspaces to a space, define users, and set API access.

Some entities are defined on the space level. These include users, API keys, and so on.

The space admin can create the following types of spaces: Isolated and shared.

Isolated spaces

The space admin can define users and API access.

Each workspace associated with an isolated space has its own set of data, which only admins for the workspace and assigned space admins can customize.

The icon indicates the space is isolated, and when displayed next to an entity, indicates that the entity is not shared across workspaces.

Shared spaces

The space admin can define users and API access.

Additionally, the space admin can customize data to be shared across workspaces (Enterprise Edition).

Shared entities include releases, user-defined fields, forms, calendars, and so on.

The icon indicates the space is shared, and when displayed next to an entity, indicates that the entity is shared across workspaces.

Some entities can be customized both for shared spaces (affecting all associated workspaces) and also for individual workspaces. Only the admin for workspaces and assigned space admins can customize entities for their individual workspaces.

Shared spaces
Customizable for shared spaces only, affecting all associated workspaces Customizable for
all workspaces associated with a shared space, and also for individual workspaces
Customizable for individual workspaces only

Tip: For strategies for setting up your spaces and workspaces, see Best practices for setting up spaces and workspaces.