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bboy81905 Frequent Visitor
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PowerBI-JavaScript setAccessToken doesn't work

I'm using PowerBI-JavaScript library to embed the dashboard on my website :

var config = {
        type: 'dashboard',
        tokenType: models.TokenType.Embed,
        accessToken: accessToken,
        embedUrl: embedUrl,
        id: embedDashboardId
    };

    // Get a reference to the embedded dashboard HTML element
    var dashboardContainer = $('#dashboardContainer')[0];

    // Embed the dashboard and display it within the div container.
    var dashboard = powerbi.embed(dashboardContainer, config);

I wanna use setAccessToken to update my AccessToken keeping dashboard not expired, so I make function below :

function setToken() {
       
        dashboard.setAccessToken("newtoken")
            .then(function (r) {
                console.log(r);
                console.log("Update success!!")
            })
            .catch(function (e) {
                console.error('Error setting access token', e);
            });

    }

I can see "Update success!!" on console eventually. But when I use getAccessToken(), AccessToken is same as before. It didn't update my AccessToken!!

Please give me a advise or solution to fix this problem! I would appreciate.

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alexsilvar Frequent Visitor
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Re: PowerBI-JavaScript setAccessToken doesn't work

Hi bboy81905,

 

How you can see at the code in the lib, when you set the new access token it send it to the service, and aparently does not store your token:

 

 

Embed.prototype.setAccessToken = function (accessToken) {
	        var embedType = this.config.type;
	        return this.service.hpm.post('/' + embedType + '/token', accessToken, { uid: this.config.uniqueId }, this.iframe.contentWindow)
	            .then(function (response) {
	            return response.body;
	        })
	            .catch(function (response) {
	            throw response.body;
	        });
	    };

And when you call getAccessToken it will return the token wich you provided first in the config object (if it is lazy evaluated, as I think it is):

 

 

Embed.prototype.getAccessToken = function (globalAccessToken) {
	        var accessToken = this.config.accessToken || this.element.getAttribute(Embed.accessTokenAttribute) || globalAccessToken;
	        if (!accessToken) {
	            throw new Error("No access token was found for element. You must specify an access token directly on the element using attribute '" + Embed.accessTokenAttribute + "' or specify a global token at: powerbi.accessToken.");
	        }
	        return accessToken;
	    };

I think you need to change the code at the "setAccessToken" function and add a line like:

 

this.config.accessToken = accessToken;

It will probably solve your problem but i dont  think it is the right way to do.

 

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bboy81905 Frequent Visitor
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PowerBI-JavaScript setAccessToken doesn't work

I'm using PowerBI-JavaScript library to embed the dashboard on my website :

 var config = {
        type: 'dashboard',
        tokenType: models.TokenType.Embed,
        accessToken: accessToken,
        embedUrl: embedUrl,
        id: embedDashboardId
    };

    // Get a reference to the embedded dashboard HTML element
    var dashboardContainer = $('#dashboardContainer')[0];

    // Embed the dashboard and display it within the div container.
    var dashboard = powerbi.embed(dashboardContainer, config);

I wanna use setAccessToken to update my AccessToken keeping dashboard not expired, so I make function below :

    function setToken() {
       
        dashboard.setAccessToken("newtoken")
            .then(function (r) {
                console.log(r);
                console.log("Update success!!")
            })
            .catch(function (e) {
                console.error('Error setting access token', e);
            });

    }

I can see "Update success!!" on console eventually. But when I use getAccessToken(), AccessToken is same as before. It didn't update my AccessToken!!

Please give me a advisement or solution to fix this problem! I would appreciate Smiley Happy

alexsilvar Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: PowerBI-JavaScript setAccessToken doesn't work

Hi bboy81905,

 

How you can see at the code in the lib, when you set the new access token it send it to the service, and aparently does not store your token:

 

 

Embed.prototype.setAccessToken = function (accessToken) {
	        var embedType = this.config.type;
	        return this.service.hpm.post('/' + embedType + '/token', accessToken, { uid: this.config.uniqueId }, this.iframe.contentWindow)
	            .then(function (response) {
	            return response.body;
	        })
	            .catch(function (response) {
	            throw response.body;
	        });
	    };

And when you call getAccessToken it will return the token wich you provided first in the config object (if it is lazy evaluated, as I think it is):

 

 

Embed.prototype.getAccessToken = function (globalAccessToken) {
	        var accessToken = this.config.accessToken || this.element.getAttribute(Embed.accessTokenAttribute) || globalAccessToken;
	        if (!accessToken) {
	            throw new Error("No access token was found for element. You must specify an access token directly on the element using attribute '" + Embed.accessTokenAttribute + "' or specify a global token at: powerbi.accessToken.");
	        }
	        return accessToken;
	    };

I think you need to change the code at the "setAccessToken" function and add a line like:

 

this.config.accessToken = accessToken;

It will probably solve your problem but i dont  think it is the right way to do.

 

bboy81905 Frequent Visitor
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Re: PowerBI-JavaScript setAccessToken doesn't work

Thank you for your answer !!  ^^

dp001 Frequent Visitor
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Re: PowerBI-JavaScript setAccessToken doesn't work

Have you got the solution work?

I have the same problem. The token expires in one hour.

Setting setAccessToken() doesn't work in my report.

skizofre3e Member
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Re: PowerBI-JavaScript setAccessToken doesn't work

@dp001 me too did you get it work ?

dp001 Frequent Visitor
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Re: PowerBI-JavaScript setAccessToken doesn't work

Yes, I got it work.

I get the new token every 55minutes in server and set it in a hidden field.

In client side, set the new token every 56 minutes
report.setAccessToken(newToken)

dp001 Frequent Visitor
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Re: PowerBI-JavaScript setAccessToken doesn't work

var report = null;

 

window.onload = function () {



var accessToken = document.getElementById('MainContent_accessToken').value;


var config = {
type: 'report',
accessToken: accessToken,
embedUrl: embedUrl,
id: reportId,
settings: {
filterPaneEnabled: false,
navContentPaneEnabled: true
}
};


var reportContainer = document.getElementById('reportContainer');


report = powerbi.embed(reportContainer, config);

 

setTimeout(SetNewToken, 3120000)
};

 

function refreshToken() {
var newToken = document.getElementById('MainContent_accessToken').value;
report.setAccessToken(newToken)
};

 

function SetNewToken() {
refreshToken();
setTimeout(SetNewToken, 3120000)
}