Enabling sharing from a Business critical account to a non-business critical account

By default, Snowflake does not allow sharing data with a direct share from a Business Critical to a non-Business Critical account. For more details, see Data sharing and Business Critical accounts.

To override this default setting, a user with a role granted the OVERRIDE SHARE RESTRICTIONS global privilege can specify the SHARE_RESTRICTIONS parameter for a specific share offered by their provider account.


Snowflake is not responsible for ensuring that HIPAA (and HITRUST) accounts who engage in data sharing have a signed BAA with each other; this is at the discretion of the accounts that are sharing data. Note that failure to have a signed BAA may impact the HIPAA (and HITRUST) compliance of both accounts, particularly the provider account.

Also, if you have Business Critical account, to maintain the expected level of data protection provided by Business Critical, we strongly recommend considering the following before requesting Snowflake to enable Secure Data Sharing with non-Business Critical accounts:

  • Do not share sensitive data with non-Business Critical accounts.

  • Consider creating a second, non-Business Critical account where you store less sensitive data and share this data with non-Business Critical accounts.

  • If you are using Tri-Secret Secure with your Business Critical account and you share data with other accounts, Snowflake treats the data access from these accounts as if the access occurred from within your own account. Specifically, granting access to the consumer account might require Snowflake to access the key management service on the cloud platform that hosts your Snowflake account.

These are only recommendations and are not enforced by Snowflake. The decision to share data is always at the discretion of the data provider and Snowflake does not assume any responsibility for data that is improperly shared.

Grant the OVERRIDE SHARE RESTRICTIONS privilege to another role

The OVERRIDE SHARE RESTRICTIONS global privilege is granted to the ACCOUNTADMIN role by default, but it can be granted to other roles. To grant OVERRIDE SHARE RESTRICTIONS to a role, use the ACCOUNTADMIN role and the GRANT <privileges> command.




<role_name> is the role to which the privilege is granted.

For example, to grant the privilege to the SYSADMIN role:

use role accountadmin;
grant override share restrictions on account to role sysadmin;

Set the SHARE_RESTRICTIONS parameter on a share

As a provider in a Business Critical account, you can share data with a consumer in a non-Business Critical edition account using a direct share.

You must use the ACCOUNTADMIN role, or use a custom role granted the following privileges:

  • The OVERRIDE SHARE RESTRICTIONS global privilege.

  • OWNERSHIP on the share or the CREATE SHARE global privilege.

Use the ALTER SHARE command to set the SHARE_RESTRICTIONS parameter on a share:

For example, to update the share my_share to add a non-Business Critical consumer account consumerorg.consumeraccount, run the following:

use role sysadmin;
alter share my_share add accounts = consumerorg.consumeraccount SHARE_RESTRICTIONS=false;

See ALTER SHARE for more details.