Note: this feature is available only to workspace admins on our Enterprise tier


Packs are powerful building blocks that connect your Coda doc to the apps you use everyday—the tools you and your team communicate, code, and design in. Because Packs connect to third-party apps and tools, most require additional authentication.

Admins for teams on Coda’s Enterprise plan can control which Packs are accessible within their workspaces.

All team members can still make requests to use admin-disabled Packs via their docs, and admins can review, approve, or reject these requests from their organization settings screen. If multiple team members request to use the same Pack, admins can view and manage all requests in aggregate for each Pack on the organization settings screen. Note that your chosen Packs Approvals settings will affect all applicable workspaces within your organization.

Read on to learn how.

Enabling Pack approvals & management

Follow these steps if you are an Organization Admin for your team’s Coda Enterprise plan:

  1. Login to Coda.io

  2. Click the ellipsis menu at the bottom of the lefthand navigational menu and selection “Organization Settings"

  3. Select “Packs” at the top of the Organization Settings

  4. Toggle the “Require packs to be pre-approved by admin before use” setting to ‘On’

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Once this setting is toggled ‘On,’ all team members who attempt to add a Pack to a doc will be required to submit a request for approval. Each request will send an email to the organization’s Coda admin(s), and aggregate on this page for admin review and action.

Any Packs enabled before toggling this setting ‘On’ will remain enabled for your team unless you take action. You will see these in the menu on this page with ‘Enabled’ under the Pack name and icon.

Managing Packs requests

Follow these steps if you are an Organization Admin for your team’s Coda Enterprise plan:

  1. Login to Coda.io

  2. Click the ellipsis menu at the bottom of the lefthand navigational menu and selection “Organization Settings”

  3. Select “Packs” at the top of the Organization Settings

  4. Your “Requests to review” list will appear below the toggle from the steps above

    1. Click the downward chevron to the right of the Pack name to expand and see your options

    2. From the expanded view, you can see who is requesting to use the pack (and why), get more information about the Pack, deny the request, or approve the request.

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If you approve a request for a Pack, all users who have filed a request for that Pack will receive an email notifying them of your decision.

Beneath your “Requests to review,” you will see a table of all Packs you’ve enabled or disabled. Note that Packs that were enabled prior to requiring review will remain enabled unless you take action from this menu.

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Similarly to your requests, you can click the downward facing chevron to expand the details in order to get more information about the Pack, disable it, or enable it.

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