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Best methods for managing Dataflow permissions



I'm aware that you can't manage permissions for Dataflows the same way you can for Datasets. I am wondering what the consensus is of best practice for dealing with many Dataflows containing sensitive material that all have different audiences. Am I stuck with just creating many many Workspaces with one or more Dataflows per Workspace, with duplication of sources of truth with different parameters? I can get around having duplicate sources of truth by using Linked Entities and tailoring each dataflow to its audience, but that adds additional load to our premium service as each linked entity requires refreshing multiple times a day. Don't have a reliable way to do row level security either, but I don't even think you can do that for Dataflows anyway. Just wondering if anyone has discovered an elegent solution to the glaring omission of dataflow permissions.

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Hi @Hickling

Currently, there is no good way to manage dataflow permissions. In other words, RLS does not currently support dataflow. I saw someone on the Ideas forum with the same need, you can vote for him . 

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