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shera276 Regular Visitor
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Allow external users access to Reports one Report Server

My firm uses PowerBI Report Server. I haven't seen any updates on this so I'm thinking no, but want to confirm:

 

  1. Are external users allowed to access reports on the Report Server without being on premisis (with RLS)
  2. Can we embed powerbi reports (via iframe) within our secured website that that clients can log in to (again with RLS maintained)?

 

Thanks,

 

Sheila

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CorgiLover Regular Visitor
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Re: Allow external users access to Reports one Report Server

For 1. as far as I know it is not available yet. I would love to know if anyone has got this working.

For 2. yes it is achievable with SSAS RLS but nothing in-built from Power BI Report Server.

shera276 Regular Visitor
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Re: Allow external users access to Reports one Report Server

@CorgiLover - Thank you for the response.  For #2, are you saying that we could embed the pbix (optimized for Report Server and with RLS enabled) into our secured website that external users must log in to and see the report?  I'm not technical so if this is possible could you point me to some documentation that might achieve this?  It might be ok if we bypass report server and just embed with in our secure website.

Super User
Super User

Re: Allow external users access to Reports one Report Server

Hi @shera276,

 

 

Embedding Power BI Reports into external application is only supported via PowerBI.com and requires Power BI Premium Capacity Subscription as far as I am aware.

 

You can embed the report server reports into internal applications.

check out the below blog post:

https://www.kasperonbi.com/embedding-power-bi-reports-with-power-bi-report-server/

 

Thanks,

Bhavesh

 

 

 

Thanks & Regards,
Bhavesh

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CorgiLover Regular Visitor
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Re: Allow external users access to Reports one Report Server

For #2, what we have done is, once the report is published to Power BI report server, we copy the report url and added it to an iFrame within our application. This works fine in our environment, although external users have to use a separate account within our AD to log in to PBIRS and look at the report. We have not find any workaround for this.

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VemanaAnne Frequent Visitor
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Re: Allow external users access to Reports one Report Server

How did you give access for external customer in your embed url application w hilst creating a AD login in your report server? Do you copy the AD user credentials into your application.