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MWRoland
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Row Level Security on dowloads not working

I have Row Level Security settings in place and when the report is viewed by each individual’s security settings the tables are displaying the correct information.  The issue is when they download the table, it dowloads all data and not the Security Level.

 

It is working correctly in PowerBI Desktop, it only happens when I load it to the PowerBI web app to be shared.

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v-tangjie-msft
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Hi @MWRoland ,

 

RLS only restricts data access for users with Viewer permissions. It doesn't apply to Admins, Members, or Contributors. So, if your users have any of these permissions, they will be able to download the full table data and not the filtered one.

To fix this issue, you may need to change the permissions of your users to Viewer only, or use security groups to map them to dataset roles. You can also check your RLS filters and roles in Power BI Desktop and validate them within the Power BI service.

 

Please refer to the following documents for rls limitations:

Row-level security (RLS) with Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

Dataset permissions - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

Best Regards,

Neeko Tang

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lbendlin
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Please explain what you mean by "Power BI web app".  How are you sharing the content?

When we publish it to the app.powerbi.com to share it out

As @v-tangjie-msft says - RLS is ineffective if users have workspace access beyond Viewer.

thank you so much but how do i review their workspace access settings?

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