Understanding Looker Studio dashboard's credentials

Why does Looker Studio asks to authorize the connector when I want to share a dashboard?

This might happen because the option "Viewer's credentials" is active. What this option does is make the dashboard like a template, so anyone that has access can use it with their own data. And that is why Looker asks for the connector to be authorized.

How to change this configuration

1. Open the dashboard and click on Resource > Manage added data sources.

2. Click on Edit.

3. You will see that the data credentials are configured as Viewer, click on it.

4. Change it to Owner's credentials and click on Update.

Done! Now when sharing the dashboard they will see your data and no authorization message will appear.

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