Viewing Permissions for Private Notebooks

I’m cranking out a lot of notebooks that only work with local data or creds. For example, some require local files to be uploaded that are stored in IndexedDB, others use creds to load data from spreadsheets or firebase.

Currently, there’s no good way to share these with others without making them public. My concern is actually not their being public, though not ideal, but that they turn into an eyesore in observable’s discovery gallery and are, upon click, completely unusable on other people’s computers.

How about using the “Share link” action in the notebook menu instead of publishing? Shared notebooks are viewable by anyone with the link, but they won’t be listed on your profile or in public feeds.

For credentials, we recommend secrets. But to share secrets, you’ll need Observable for teams which we will launch in the near future.

Perfect thanks!