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rabbal1892 Frequent Visitor
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Security Concerns in Connecting PowerBi with Mysql database

I'm trying to connect Power Bi Desktop app with Mysql Database ( hosted on AWS server ). I read Power Bi provides a MySQL connector to connect with the server where the database is hosted.  I have concerns regarding the security of this connection

 

How secure is it to expose our database to power bi? 
Is it secure to let the connector access the entire database?.

Is it possible that it can access only the concerned tables and not the whole database? 

 

Our data is sensitive and we don't want anyone to read it or use it in any way. Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Security Concerns in Connecting PowerBi with Mysql database

Hi @rabbal1892 ,

 

Regarding the security, I would suggest you download the whitepapers from power-bi/whitepapers

Regarding the other questions, the best practice related to security is always using the minimum privilege. For instance, you can grant the read permission to the user that you use in Power BI. You also can create several View in the MySQL database to hide confidential parts.

 

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Dale
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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Security Concerns in Connecting PowerBi with Mysql database

Hi @rabbal1892 ,

 

Could you please mark the proper answers as solutions?

 

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Dale
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