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We introduced the concept of shared workspaces as a solution to synchronization and resource sharing within an organization in Tower.

With a shared workspace, it is now possible to create and set up pipelines in a single place (i.e. the shared workspace) which will become accessible to all members of an organization to be used.

The benefits that a shared workspace brings to an organization are:

  • Define once and share everywhere: The shared resources need only to be set up once, and then they are automatically shared across the organization.

  • Centralize the management of key resources: Organization administrator who need to ensure that the right pipeline configuration is used in all areas of an organization no longer need to copy and replicate a pipeline across multiple workspaces.

  • Immediate updates adoption: Updated parameters for a shared pipeline are immediately available everywhere across the organizations, reducing the risk of partial updates across an organization.

  • Computational resource provision: Shared pipelines in shared workflows can be shared together with the needed computational resources. This avoids the need to duplicate resource setup in all individual workspaces across the organization. Shared workspaces can be used to centralize and simplify the resource sharing across an organization in Tower

How to create a shared workspace#

Creating a shared workspace is similar to the creation of a private workspace, with the difference of Visibility option, which is set to Shared.

Creating a shared pipeline#

To create a pipeline within a shared workspace, the choice of an associated compute environment is optional.

In case a compute environment from the shared workspace is associated with the pipeline, it will be available to users in other workspace who can launch that shared pipeline using it by default.

Using shared pipelines from a private workspace#

Once a pipeline is set up in a shared workspace and associated to a compute environment within the shared workspace, it is possible for any user to launch that pipeline from a private workspace using the shared workspace compute environment.


The shared compute environment would not be available to launch other pipelines which are only limited to that particular private workspace.

If a pipeline from a shared workspace is shared without an associated compute environment, users from other workspaces can run it using local workspaces. By default, the primary compute environment of the local workspace will be selected.

Make shared pipelines visible in a private workspace#

To make a shared pipeline visible from any shared workspace, you can use the visibility option on the Launchpad.


Currently, the pipelines from all shared workspaces are visible when the visibility is set to "Shared workspaces".

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