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Row-Level Security against Power BI Shared Datasets

Teo Lachev combines two capabilities in Power BI:

In a typical engagement, I create an organizational semantic model(s) and “report packs”, such as Sales Report Pack, Inventory Report Pack, etc. These report packs are typically implemented as Power BI reports connected to the semantic model as a shared dataset using the Power BI Datasets connector. Reports sanctioned by IT are published to a dedicated workspace, such as Corporate BI. Departmental reports are deployed to their respective workspace, such as Sales, to enforce content-level security. Usually, the semantic model has row-level security (RLS) roles defined to enforce restricted access to data depending on the identity of the interactive user.

Read on to see how you can test out the results once you get it working.