Publishing vs Sharing - Not Sure of Difference?

vzarzycki ✭✭✭
edited 03/13/24 in Smartsheet Basics

Hey - I've been looking into this but feel like I haven't found a clear answer.

What is the difference between sharing a dashboard with someone as a viewer vs. publishing the dashboard and selecting 'Only Available to Users who are Shared the Item'?

Long story short - my team support several external partners and we are trying to determine if we can share the dashboard with them directly instead of sending a PDF each time. They do have Smartsheet accounts.

So what is the recommended way to go about this? Appreciate any insights! Thank you!