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Microsoft Official Response to Custom Visual Security

I want to use custom visuals, however seeing the error "Caution: A custom visual could contain code with security or privacy risks" makes this an absolute no-go. I can't afford the potential risk that data could be leaked and I don't have an IT department to scan these visuals for security concerns.

 

Has Microsoft every posted an official response acknowledging that custom visuals on app.powerbi.com/visuals are certified as secure? I dont plan to download any custom visuals from any alternate sources, just that portal.

 

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(I posted this note in response to an older ticket in the forums from back in 2015. I found that as the closest ticket in the forums resembling my request. Given that ticket is marked as "solved" it looks like that post isn't getting circulation, so I thought I'd try reposting the question here.)

 

Old forum post link: http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Security-Risks-involving-Visuals-from-app-powerbi-com-visual...


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Re: Microsoft Official Response to Custom Visual Security

Hi @PatrickNealis,

 

In addition, you can refer to this article to Review custom visuals for security and privacy. If you are not sure whether ot's secure to use a specific custom visual send a email to Power BI Custom Visuals Support (pbicvsupport@microsoft.com) to confirm it.

 

Best Regards,
QiuyunYu

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Thank you both for your help here! This article was exactly what I was hoping to find.