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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 an 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 your 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. 


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If you do not have a Microsoft account you will need to create one! You can enter your phone number or choose to get a new email address, choose Next, and then follow the instructions.




For the Email address: Enter your desired name for your new email and select Next.




 Then create a password and select Next.



 *You may be asked to solve a puzzle to show that you are not a robot.


Once your account is created then the home page of the will open.


Step Two:

  • From the Azure portal menu in the top left corner.
  • Select "Azure Active Directory" in the drop-down menu.



Step Three:

  • Select "Manage Tenants

The next screen will be "Switch Tenant" and select the +Create.



Step Four

  • Select a tenant type: Azure Active Directory


  • Click on Next: Configuration to move on to the Configuration tab.

Step Five:

On the Configuration tab, enter the following information:

  • Type Your Organization into the Organization name box.
  • Type Your domain into the Initial domain name box.
  • Leave the United States/Country option in the Country or region box.


Select Next: Review + Create Review the information you entered and if the information is correct, select create.


Step Six: 

Next will be a validation screen which will show your Validation has passed or not with your new AAD tenant email: ending in  If it does not pass, you will need to go back to the configuration tab and edit.



  • Click Create (tenant process takes a few min)

You have now created your own Tenant, and are now ready to set up your own AAD Account WITHIN that Tenant by adding a user.


Step Seven:

Click on the +Add dropdown and select User:  




  • Create a new user by adding Name Field: You can give it any name (such as your name, followed by a number, such as John101) and '@', followed by your new Tenant account.
  • Copy and paste the user name into Notepad or write it down. This is your new AAD user tenant account.
  • At the bottom, choose "Show Password" and/or select my own password (please write down) You can change this password at a later date.
  • Click "Create" at the bottom

This will create an email account with your name and your new tenant account – example:  


Now that you are done you have created a tenant and also a new user account for the tenant.


Step Eight:

  • Sign into an incognito window (Ctl, Shift, N)
  • Enter into the URL
  • Select 'Register" in the upper-right corner and use the new AAD account that you just created to register.

Example email:  

Password: The one that you created with this email & copied down (Here is where you can change your password)


Step Nine:

Next screen Permission requested 

  • Click Accept




Step Ten:

Complete your Profile

It will then ask you to complete your profile:

  • Enter a username with no spaces ex. johnsmith or john_smith  
  • Accept the terms and submit and you are good to go!  




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


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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