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can't connect visual server - running local host and have installed correct certificates



First time posting, please forgive me if I've missed a similar thread elsewhere on the forum. I've installed the pbiviz tools, installed the certificates and am running the localhost before trying to open the dev visual on power bi  (please see attached screen grabs) I've followed all the steps to the letter including uninstalling and reinstalling all tools, certificates, etc. etc. What am I doing wrong?? Has anyone any advice?




I've removed and reinstalled the certificates from the browser and user, restarted the computer about 5 times now, please if you've any idea what's wrong let me know!


thank you,




Advocate I
Advocate I

Ufff I found the solution, have the same problem as yours tries many different ways install and create certificate. 


One mistake I was doing earlier was not installing my certificate in proper location and the proper location was Trusted Root Certification Authorities. I always did first option.. uuuh



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Community Champion

Please try to do these steps below. I suppose that they might resolve the issue.

  1. pbiviz start
  2. Open https://localhost:8080/assets/status in Google Chrome
  3. Open the Advanced
  4. Click the Proceed to localhost (unsafe)
  5. Back to the report with your debug visual
  6. Reload visual code


Please let us know if it resolves the issue.


Ignat Vilesov,

Software Engineer


Microsoft Power BI Custom Visuals

I have the same problem - cannot get it to run in any browser - Chrome, Edge, or IE.




This site can’t provide a secure connection

localhost sent an invalid response.


  • Try running Windows Network Diagnostics.

Hi Nikita,


Thank you for following up. Your solution worked for me.



Do you have a proxy in your Network?

@Mcburn I do have a proxy, and have same issue although I made sure following the proper steps. Would you have an idea on how proxy should be configured? Thanks

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