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Astro Cloud IDE security & data governance


The Cloud IDE is currently in Public Preview. If you have any feedback, submit it to the Astro Cloud IDE product portal.


The Cloud IDE is a fully managed service that runs in an Astronomer-managed private cluster. All infrastructure is managed by Astronomer. Infrastructure is tightly scoped to organizations, so your code and data is never exposed to other organizations.

Astronomer's role-based access control (RBAC) system ensures that only users with the correct permissions can perform certain actions in the Astro Cloud IDE. See User permissions

Data governance

The Cloud IDE stores Python cell outputs in an encrypted S3 bucket. SQL cell outputs are stored in the corresponding connection database under the schema you configure.

If you would like to provide your own S3 bucket for storing Python cell outputs, contact Astronomer support.


When a user executes a cell, the request is sent through the Astronomer control plane to a dedicated, isolated Kubernetes pod running the Cloud IDE. The request is then either executed on the worker pod (in the case of Python) or sent to the appropriate database (in the case of SQL). The response is then sent back through the control plane to the user.

The worker pods are isolated from each other and from the control plane. Only requests from your organization may be sent to the same pods. No code or data is ever persisted on the worker pods.