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GrantW Regular Visitor
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Database Permission Security

Hello Power BI Community,

 

As an organization, we internally share Power BI dashboards through the online service. However, as a content creator and database admin, I am cautious about the permissions available when a Power BI file is downloaded. When the file is opened in Desktop you can see the Server, Database Name, and Tables. Is there any way for a user to access the saved permissions (user and pass) on the file? The password is obfuscated when I look at the database permissions, but I wanted to be sure. We have set these permissions for "read-only", so it is not a large concern, I just wanted to know the extent of user access.

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Database Permission Security

Hi @GrantW ,

 

For import way, the user can download the report as a pbix and can view the content on their machine. However, They cannot refresh the data and edit the data in your datasouce. So the concern is not necessary here.

 

For direct query/live connection, the users can save the report as a pbix. But they cannot open the file.

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BTW, Please refer to the online document to know about power bi security.

 

 

Community Support Team _ Frank
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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Database Permission Security

Hi @GrantW ,

 

For import way, the user can download the report as a pbix and can view the content on their machine. However, They cannot refresh the data and edit the data in your datasouce. So the concern is not necessary here.

 

For direct query/live connection, the users can save the report as a pbix. But they cannot open the file.

dq.PNG

 

BTW, Please refer to the online document to know about power bi security.

 

 

Community Support Team _ Frank
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.