What are the workbook and project permissions like?
So, i had adjusted permission at 1st level project and not at the 2nd level project and workbook. The hierearchy of my reports is Project(1st level) --> Project(2nd level) --> Workbooks.
Initially I had changed permission only for the Project(1st level) but no changed in the 2nd level and underlying workbooks. Now i changed permission for the workbook and 2nd level and now the users are able to download.
What is the permission hierarchy here? I thought project level -> workbook level -> view level. So if i change at project level it should change at all underlying project & workbooks. But looks like it is opposite of it? Workbook level permission overrides higher level permissions?
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Here's some more information here: https://www.theinformationlab.co.uk/2014/06/11/understanding-tableau-server-permissions/
Permissions can also be set at a view level once the workbook is published but this leads to a very complex security structure and is to be avoided if at all possible.
Any item can have permissions that differ from the parent. For example, a group might not have permission to see Project X, but it may have permission to see a view that’s published to Project X. Tableau Server does not support hierarchical object permissions; however, it does provide an inheritance model for users and groups. If a user does not have a permission explicitly set to Allow or Deny, the setting will be inherited from the groups the user belongs to.
Thank you very much!