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Jhu23
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How to test RLS for all reports that share a single dataset?

Hi all,

 

I need your help!

 

I have a single shared dataset that feeds 3 separate reports (A, B, and C). 

 

PBI Dataset - RLS.png

 

Report A contains the actual dataset.

 

Reports B and C reference Report A's dataset.

 

Each report's RLS set up is different. If I go to the Dataset's security settings and click on "Test as role", it always takes me to Report A. This means I can positively confirm that my RLS rules are working for Report A, but how can I do the same for Reports B and C? I even tried publishing Report B, and then immediately going to "Test as role", but it still directs me to Report A.

 

I'm also not able to test the RLS logic in the actual desktop files for Reports B and C because I'm connected to the dataset on the PBI service (Modeling tab is greyed out).

 

Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong? Thanks all!

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hi @Jhu23

 

I tested the particular scenario and I am able to toggle between 2 reports - 1 built on the data model and another which is using the same data model as a shared dataset. 

 

If you have assigned users to the different security groups then you would need to assign similar security at report level as well so users just see the report they need to see. 

 

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Majkel
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Reopening this post, as Power BI team closed this opportunity with last update of Power BI Service.

 

Do we know how RLS could be tested in shared datasets, as we cannot expand view on reports inside given workspace? 

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Eeve
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I am also looking for a solution to the same problem

@Eeve 

 

With the help of Microsoft support, I've managed to bring back previous view by adding this to your URL: 

"?tridentStageTwo=0".

 

E.g., try https://app.powerbi.com/home?tridentStageTwo=0

 

Majkel_1-1662481959918.png

 

 

Eeve
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Thanks @Majkel  that works.

Greg_Deckler
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@Jhu23 You have to test from the original dataset.


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hi @Jhu23, Have you created seperate roles for each of the reports? 

If you have the data setup correctly, you can defined a role for each report and then grant access to specific roles for each of the reports. 

 

You can refer to the Mocrosoft Docs link for additional information: 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/guidance/rls-guidance

 

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Sumanth - Yes, I have new roles for each report.  I believe the RLS is set up correctly and that end-users will only be able to see the data that they are authorized for, however I want to be able to actually test this using the "Test as role" feature.  However, I am only allowed to "test as role" for Report A, never for Reports B and C.  

 

Greg - I am testing from the original dataset.  

hi @Jhu23

 

I tested the particular scenario and I am able to toggle between 2 reports - 1 built on the data model and another which is using the same data model as a shared dataset. 

 

If you have assigned users to the different security groups then you would need to assign similar security at report level as well so users just see the report they need to see. 

 

Please mark the post as a solution if my comment helped with solving your issue. Thanks! 

 

PBI Security 1.jpg

 

PBI Security 2.jpg

 

PBI Security 3.jpg

 

PBI Security 4.jpg

Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution! Appreciate your Kudos!

Proud to be a Super User!



The reports that are based out of same datasets, for them this seems a hidden way to do the roles testing, ideally it must be given an easy way to navigate. Users wont even know there's such a way possible

I have been using this method for quite some time now. The navigation pane, however, has been updated and I don't see a way to switch between reports. Am I missing something with this new UI?

@mbrewing 

 

With the help of Microsoft support, I've managed to bring back previous view by adding this to your URL: 

"?tridentStageTwo=0".

 

E.g., try https://app.powerbi.com/home?tridentStageTwo=0

 

Majkel_1-1662481959918.png

 

 

Thank you, Sumanth!  That did the trick!  

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