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Does anyone know how to get Power BI Desktop registered with ADFS through to CRM on-prem IFD?

There doesn't seem to be a nice guide on this and it doesn't appear to be obvious. MS have added the support for this connection model but not any information on how to set it up 😞

Advocate I
Advocate I

Hi All,


How did you solved this?


I have just found following solution by MS. However I couldn't test it. I need to ask admin of CRM to have a look.



It has been some time since the last message, however it took some time to figure out the correct setup.


The settings that need changing on the CRM server are below - the linked article robtertoz referred to relates to ClaimsSettings, however you simply need to enable the OAuthClaims method as per below.


$ClaimsSettings = Get-CrmSetting -SettingType OAuthClaimsSettings
$ClaimsSettings.Enabled = $true
Set-CrmSetting -Setting $ClaimsSettings


refer to the article:


You still need to register the PowerBI app as shown in the other article in ADFS.



Add-AdfsClient -ClientId "a672d62c-fc7b-4e81-a576-e60dc46e951d" -Name "Microsoft Power BI" -RedirectUri @("", "") -Description "ADFS OAuth 2.0 client for Microsoft Power BI"



 I tried to configure settings on on-premise CRM 2013 using the following routine:


On the CRM Server:


$fedurl = Get-CrmSetting -SettingType ClaimsSettings
$fedurl.FederationProviderType = 1
Set-CrmSetting $fedurl


FederationProviderType property remains 0.


On the ADFS Server:


Add-AdfsClient -ClientId "a672d62c-fc7b-4e81-a576-e60dc46e951d" -Name "Microsoft Power BI" -RedirectUri @("", "") -Description "ADFS OAuth 2.0 client for Microsoft Power BI"


Although now i am able to pass the authentication step i receive a "The user was not authorized" message.


Any help?



There was a problem caused by the firewall and the reverse-proxy service.

I can confirm that PBI Desktop works correclty on top of MSCRM IFD + claims adfs authentication with this configuration.




Hi giampits,

can you please elaborate your steps for firewall and reverse-proxy service?

do i need to install my PBI Desktop on my Server and do something afterwards?

as of now i have done this

- allowed PBI using command in power-shell


any help will be appreciated.

Hi giampitz,

i would like to know the steps which you did can you please elaborate your steps for firewall and reverse-proxy service?

do i need to install PBI Desktop on server?


Thanks for reaching out. You can register your ADFS endpoint via the Options dialog (under the “Global -> Security” tab) and then use OData to connect to the CRM feed.


Let us know if that still doesn't work.



Youssef Shoukry
Product Manager, Power BI

Hi Youssef, It's been a while since you posted this idea but I still have no viable solution and others are experiencing the same issues. Any further advice/suggestions would be useful.




Paul Hasell

Hi Youssef,


That panel has no options to add an ADFS endpoint.


If I try and connect via Organizational Account I get:




If I try using WIA I get:




In the Query Editor.


I used Fiddler to look at the traffic connecting to CRM Online vs IFD and they are completely different. Reading around there's some (unhelpful) documentation relating to registering the client with ADFS but nothing definitive enough for this client.


Any help would be very welcome

Hi Paul,


Did you find a solution? I'm having the same issue/question.




I'm also interested in how to get this working.

Did anyone find a solution to this? I'm trying to connect Power BI to our on-premises installation of CRM using oData and keep getting the following error:


Unable to Connect

We encountered an error while trying to connect.

Details: "OData: The given URL neither points to an OData service or a feed: '


Any ideas on how to get round this?

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