Please Bring back "Test as role" in Power BI Service
It is imperative that the ability to "Test as role" be restored within the Power BI web service.
Previously, there was a blue bar that popped up on the top of the Power BI web service that allowed you to view a dashboard or report as a different user. This could be accessed by going to Datasets > Security > Row Level Security > Test as role. This was extremely important for testing RLS security role membership and to ensure that the roles themselves were operating as expected.
Many organizations need this functionality for training, demos, and testing. Please return this functionality ASAP.
Why is this taking so long?!?!?!
Bring this back ASAP!!!
Any update or word on this? It's such a practical function necessary for testing the integrity of our security on our reports.
Kevin Haen commented
Was always nice to test with this. This feature was also nice as a manager to see just one person's data while you are review their performance.
Kristoffer Berglind commented
I think you can test RLS again? Press the three dots to the right of the role and you find the feature.
I'd argue we even need to be able to access a report as if you are a person...a way to "impersonate" a specific person that has access to a report.
Antonio Palomas commented
It was not good to remove this functionality.
Agreeing that it wasn't just for testing; when giving a demo or training this feature was invaluable. We'd like to see this functionality restored.
TIM FALKINS commented
Not sure why this was removed. As stated in the idea, very useful to have this in the browser for demo and testing purposes. I've also found that the browser works based on UPN (email address), whereas PBI Desktop uses NT ID. So it is difficult to deal with this in the desktop.
Scott Hunt commented
This was a terrible thing to deprecate. Invaluable in terms of testing.
Joel Leichty commented
Agreed. Testing security in Power BI Desktop is not good enough, because the roles don't get applied in Power BI desktop. This was a great feature and it's odd it was deprecated.