Using Column-Level Security (CLS) to Restrict Access to a Dataset - Amazon QuickSight

Using Column-Level Security (CLS) to Restrict Access to a Dataset

In the Enterprise edition of Amazon QuickSight, you can restrict access to a dataset by configuring column-level security (CLS) on it. A dataset or analysis with CLS enabled has the restricted 
						The lock icon for CLS.
					symbol next to it. By default, all users and groups have access to the data. By using CLS, you can manage access to specific columns in your dataset.

If you use an analysis or dashboard that contains datasets with CLS restrictions that you don't have access to, you can't create, view, or edit visuals that use the restricted fields. For most visual types, if a visual has restricted columns that you don't have access to, you can't see the visual in your analysis or dashboard.

Tables and pivot tables behave differently. If a table or pivot table uses restricted columns in the Rows or Columns field wells, and you don't have access to these restricted columns, you can't see the visual in an analysis or dashboard. If a table or pivot table has restricted columns in the Values field well, you can see the table in an analysis or dashboard with only the values that you have access to. The values for restricted columns show as Not Authorized.

To enable column-level security on an analysis or dashboard, you need administrator access.

To create a new analysis with CLS

  1. On the Amazon QuickSight start page, choose the Analyses tab.

  2. At upper right, choose New analysis.

  3. Choose a dataset, and choose Column-level security.

  4. Select the columns that you want to restrict, and then choose Next. By default, all groups and users have access to all columns.

  5. Choose who can access each column, and then choose Apply to save your changes.

To use an existing analysis for CLS

  1. On the Amazon QuickSight start page, choose the Datasets tab.

  2. Open your dataset and choose Column-level security.

  3. Select the columns that you want to restrict, and then choose Next. By default, all groups and users have access to all columns.

  4. Choose who can access each column, and then choose Apply to save your changes.

To create a dashboard with CLS

  1. On the Amazon QuickSight navigation pane, choose the Analyses tab.

  2. Choose the analysis that you want to create a dashboard of.

  3. At upper right, choose Share, and then choose Publish dashboard.

  4. Choose one of the following:

    • To create a new dashboard, choose Publish new dashboard as and enter a name for the new dashboard.

    • To replace an existing dashboard, choose Replace an existing dashboard and choose the dashboard from the list.

    Additionally, you can choose Advanced publish options. For more information, see Publishing a Dashboard.

  5. Choose Publish dashboard.

  6. (Optional) Do one of the following:

    • To publish a dashboard without sharing, choose x at the upper right of the Share dashboard with users screen when it appears. You can share the dashboard later by choosing Share from the application bar.

    • To share the dashboard, follow the procedure in Sharing Dashboards.