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Databricks workspace setup guide

Configuring a Databricks Workspace

This section provides instructions to connect a Databricks workspace to Unravel SaaS.

  1. Enable Personal Access Token in Databricks.

    1. Enable personal access token authentication for the workspace.

      1. Go to your workspace, and from the dropdown located in the upper right corner, select Settings.

      2. Click the Advanced tab and click the Personal Access Tokens toggle. For more details, refer to Manage personal access tokens.

    2. Create a Databricks personal access token for your Databricks workspace user.

      1. Go to your workspace, and from the dropdown located in the upper right corner, select Settings.

      2. Click Developer > Access Tokens > Manage. The Access Tokens page is displayed.

      3. Click the Generate New Token button. The new token is generated. You must save this token and keep it handy to register a new Databricks workspace. For more details, refer to Authentication using Databricks personal access tokens.

  2. Register a new Databricks workspace or edit details of an existing Databricks workspace.

    1. Sign in to Unravel UI, and from the upper right, click manage-icon.png> Workspaces. The Workspaces Manager page is displayed.

    2. Click Add Workspace. The Add Workspace dialog box is displayed. Enter the following details:




      Workspace Id

      Databricks workspace ID can be found in the Databricks URL.

      The numbers shown after o= in the Databricks URL become the workspace ID.

      For example, in this URL:https://<databricks-instance>/?o=3205148689792956, the Databricks workspace ID is the number after o=, which is 3205148689792956.


      Workspace Name

      Databricks workspace name. A name for the workspace. For example, ACME-Workspace. The Workspace name can be got from the Azure portal.

      Instance (Region) URL

      Regional URL where the Databricks workspace is deployed. Specify the complete URL. The expected format is protocol://dns or ip(:port).  Ensure that the URL does not end with a slash. For example, a valid input is: An invalid input is:

      The URL can be got from the Azure portal.


      Select a subscription option from: Standard, Premium, Enterprises, and Dedicated. For Databricks Azure, you can get the pricing information from the Azure portal. For Databricks AWS you can get detailed information about pricing tiers from Databricks AWS pricing.


      Use the personal access token to secure authentication to the Databricks APIs. You can generate the token from your Databricks workspace.

      See Authentication using Databricks personal access tokens for more details.


      Users with admin or non-admin roles can create personal access tokens. Non-admin users must ensure to fulfill certain requirements before creating personal access tokens.


      After you click Add, it takes around 2-3 minutes to register the Databricks Workspace with Unravel.

  3. Configure the Databricks cluster with Unravel using Global init script:

    Global init script applies the Unravel configurations to all clusters in a workspace. The following steps take you through the cluster configuration with Global init. If you are configuring the clusters without Global init, proceed to the next step.

  1. Under Logging, set Destination to DBFS and copy the below snippet as Cluster Log Path.

  2. Under Init Script, set Destination to Workspace, copy the snippet below as the Init Script Path, and click Add.

  • From your Azure Workspace, access Settings > Advanced and apply the following settings:

Requirements for non-admin tokens