Power BI Desktop (January 2017) Login popup blocked

Status: Delivered
by gabewarren New Member on ‎01-13-2017 09:46 AM


Power BI Desktop Version: 2.42.4611.701 64-bit (January 2017) Installed today.


Login window blocked by "Working on it" spinner popup after Power BI Desktop idle in background for a bit. I didn't nail down the time but both times it was over 20 minutes. The login expires after an indeterminate amount of time of inactivity, over 20 minutes at least. Clicking publish brings up the login window but is behind the "Working on it..." popup.

I have to end the task, open Power BI, click login up in the top right corner, then I can publish.


screen shot of issue




Status: Delivered
by KarlinOz Member
on ‎01-15-2017 09:13 PM

Exactly the same symptoms here with our installation Version: 2.42.4611.701 32-bit (January 2017).

by neydog Occasional Visitor
on ‎01-16-2017 03:56 PM

Same with me.


Plus, PBI web won't let me publish and issue.


Keeps prompting for my credentials, although logged into this forum, and tells me I don't exist while telling me I'm logged in.


I think the authentication services are having general issues.

by KarlinOz Member
on ‎01-16-2017 04:41 PM

Frustrating Time wasting and Costing $$$!

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by BrianNielsen Frequent Visitor
on ‎01-17-2017 12:43 AM

Exactly the same issue here since upgrading to the january 2017 release



by gooranga1 Established Member
on ‎01-17-2017 12:43 AM

Same here. Have to logout and login everytime I log into a pbix file before publishing.

by Community Support Team
on ‎01-17-2017 12:48 AM

I can repro the same issue. I’ve reported it internally to Power BI Team: CRI 29789766

I’ll post here once there is any update about it.


Best Regards,


by Vicky_Song Established Member
on ‎01-17-2017 12:55 AM
Status changed to: Accepted
by wachons Visitor
on ‎01-17-2017 07:04 AM

I had the same issue yesterday after updating Power BI Desktop and today I can't  even republish, it gets stuck on "Publishing to Power BI"

by olivia_lu Occasional Visitor
on ‎01-17-2017 08:58 PM

Having same issue today

by nmccorry Frequent Visitor
on ‎01-17-2017 09:20 PM
I am having the same issue since the Power Bi desktop update - very frustrating when you don't notice that you are logged out until after the pop ups appear.
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