Resource locks are labels that you can apply to elements of your Tealium iQ profile to prevent unauthorized users from making changes to those elements. These elements can include data layer variables, load rules, tags, and extensions.

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Using Resource Locks 

When an element has a resource lock applied to it, only users added to that label may edit the element. However, that element is still available for use by others. For example, if a load rule has a resource lock applied to it, users can still apply that load rule to a tag without being a member of that load rule's resource lock.

Resource Lock Permissions

Any user with the Manage Users permission prior to the implementation of the resource lock feature will automatically have the "Manage Resource Locks" permission as well. Going forward, if you want to grant a user account the "Manage Resource Locks" permission, a user who already has that permission must grant it through the "Manage User Permissions" wizard. For more information, see Managing User Permissions.

Creating a Resource Lock

Since a resource lock is also a label, you have two options for creating one:

  • Create a new label as a resource lock.
  • Convert an existing label into a resource lock.

To create a Resource Lock:

  1. In Tealium iQ, click on the Admin Menu dropdown, then click on Manage Labels.

    Manage Labels Admin Option

  2. In the Manage Labels window, create a new label by clicking Add Label.
  3. Select the color you want to use.
  4. Enter a title. At this point, you may want to include a naming convention to indicate this label is a resource lock, so you can more easily differentiate it from regular labels.
  5. Set the Enable as Resource Lock toggle to Yes.
  6. Select the users you want to assign to this resource lock.

    Selecting Users

    If you convert a Resource Lock back into a regular label, you will lose the list of users you assigned to it.

  7. Click the Create Label button, or, if you're modifying an existing label, the Apply Changes button.

    Labels List

Your new resource lock will appear in the list of labels, and you can now apply them to elements. You'll notice that resource locks feature a lock as part of their icon. You may apply more than one resource lock to an element, but a user only needs to be assigned to a single one of the resource locks in order to edit the element.

Copying and Inheriting Resource Locks

  • Labels cannot be inherited via a profile library, so you cannot inherit resource locks.

  • During the profile creation process, any resource locks applied to the elements you are copying will be copied as well. Unassigned resource locks (i.e., labels) are not copied.