Power BI Service Account
This document outlines a step-by-step guide on how to provision a Power BI service account in your company's Azure Active Directory.
If you do not currently have one, please provision a Power BI service account for Displagent.
I have provided some useful links on this page for you to easily navigate to the appropriate pages in your company's Azure tenant, Microsft 365 admin area, and Power BI Service:
If possible, it would be beneficial to set a non-expirying password for the service account. Should the password change, you will need to come back through your Displagent installations and update this value.
Multi-factor Authentication Reminder
If the Power BI serivce account that you choose to use requires multi-factor authentication, Displagent will NOT be able to authenticate you to Microsoft and the entire app will not work. Unfortunately, this is not a limitation of Displagent but rather a limitation within Microsoft's authentication platform.
Microsft 365 Admin Portal
Please ensure that the service/master account has either a Power BI Pro or Power BI Premium Per User license assigned to it.
In general, an easy rule of thumb is to give your service account the same license type that your other Power BI users have. At the end of the day, what matters most is knowing whether or not your content resides in a dedicated workspace. If it does not, a Power BI Pro license will probably do the job.
While it is not necessary, it is convenient to assign your service account the
Power BI Administrator role.
Power BI Service
Please ensure that your service account has at least
View permissions in the Power BI workspaces where your Power BI content resides.
Additionally, if your Power BI content is linked to shared datasets that reside in separate workspaces, please ensure that your service account has at least
Read access to those datasets or their encapsulating workspaces in the Power BI service.