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Adding row-level security to Power BI reports
Part one of a four-part series of blogs

To prevent the wrong people seeing the wrong data in your reports, you can create row-level security (for example, so only the London regional manager can see London data). This blog explains how!

  1. Securing Power BI Reports and Dashboards (this blog)
  2. Row-level security in Power BI Desktop
  3. Row-level security in Power BI Service
  4. Who can see what in your reports

This blog is part of a longer series, which together comprise a full online training course in Power BI Service.  You can see get details of our classsrom Power BI training courses here.

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 July 2017

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Securing Power BI Reports and Dashboards

This blog series shows how to protect the following simple example chart:

Example chart

This chart shows courses attended in 3 venues.  Should you be inspired to recreate this, you can download the PBIX file and SQL Server script to generate the tables here.


This company has two regional managers: North and South.  Here's the chart each should see:

Southern manager Northern manager
Southern manager Northern manager

The blog will show setting row-level security (RLS) in Power BI Desktop, then go on to show how this applies in Power BI Service.

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