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Data credentials

The mechanism by which a data source determines who can see its data.

The data credential options are:

  • Owner's credentials uses the credentials of the data source owner to authorize access to the dataset. This option lets you share reports that use this data source without requiring report viewers to have their own access to the underlying dataset.
    Before sharing a report or data source that uses Owner's credentials, be sure that you trust the person or persons with whom you share them.
  • Viewer's credentials require anyone who attempts to view the data that is provided by this data source to have their own access to the dataset.
  • Service account credentials use a special type of Google account that is intended to represent a non-human user that can authenticate and be authorized to access your data.

Data source credentials

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