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How to Register for a Power BI Community Account

The Power BI community requires an Azure Active Directory (AAD) account. This can be an organizational account that you use for work or school. If you don't have and AAD account, no worries, creating one is free and you can link it to your existing community user name and password if you have one. Select which option applies to you above to get started!


I Have an Organizational Account

Step One:  Navigate to the Power BI Community and click 'Sign In' as normal.

Step Two:  You'll be sent to a temporary page notifying you to link your Community account with your Organizational account, as seen below. Click 'Sign in to your organizational account'


Step Three: Enter your organizational email account, then click 'Next'

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Step Four: You'll then be directed to the following screen, similar to the normal Community log-in page


Step Five: Log in with community account, using your existing user name and password. This step associates your organizational account with your existing community credentials. 


Done! You are signed into the community!


Privacy Notice

Please note that when you register your Power BI community credentials under an organizational account, you will be offered a streamlined personal data management experience through your organization. Actions initiated to export personal data, delete personal data or account closure now need to be initiated directly with the administrator of your organization. After the transition is complete, your ability to access or delete your personal data will be administered by the organization that owns your domain. Although Microsoft continues to be ultimately in control of your personal data, you need to contact your organizational administrator to manage it. Organizational administrators can put in an export or access request to their Admin portal and a link will be available to them to download your personal data in less than 30 days. 


I Need an Organizational Account

Step One: Navigate to to create a new tenant account using your company account (or create a new one). 


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Step Two: Click on "Azure Active Directory" in the left menu.


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Step Three: Choose "Create a Directory" on the bottom right menu.

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Step Four: Here, you are creating a directory of your own. You can choose your Organization name (for ease of use, you might want to choose your name/org).


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Step Five: Once Directory has been created, click "Here".


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Step Six: Your New Email address, which is your new Initial Domain Name followed by, will be at the top. Copy this.


Step Seven: Click on "Users" on the left menu.


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Step Eight: Click on New User.

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Step Nine: You have your own Tenant, now you need to create your own AAD Account WITHIN that Tenant. Name Field: You can give it any name (such as your name, followed by a number, such as John101). User Name: Use that name (John101) followed by '@', followed by your new Tenant account (which you copied in Step Six). Copy and paste the user name into Notepad or other. This is your new AAD user tenant account.


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Step Ten: At the bottom, choose "Show Password" and copy and paste (in Notepad or other). You can change this password later Click "Create" at the bottom.

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Step Eleven: Go to in an incognito window and click "Sign In".


Step Twelve: Use your new AAD user account that you copied in step 9 to sign in. The password will initially be what you copied in step 10. Update when prompted.


Step Thirteen: When you get to the "Sign in to the Power Bi Community" screen, you will enter your EXISTING community name and password to map these to the newly-created AAD user account.

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Step Fourteen: To validate your new account, open another incognito window (or clear your cache) to sign in again with the new AAD account.


Note: Once you create your new AAD account, you will no longer receive email notifications regarding the Power BI Community.


I Need Help!

If you need help with your Power BI community account, check out our Community Account Support article. 

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