Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
GuestUser Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Security Groups in Power BI Report Server



We have Power BI Rpeort Server (May 2019 ) on-prem ediion installed


We have created reports connecting to SSAS Tabular Mode (Live Connection)


We have implemented Custom Authentication (reference:


Now , we have different folders created nd Subfolders  for Power BI Reports

For restricting access , we have manually added the user id in Manage -Security of each folder

and it is working fine as expected


eg : User 1234 when logged in can See only Folder A

User 789 when logged in can see only Folder B


My question is Now we have 150 users , I need around 80 users sshould have access to Folder A

Instead of manually adding user ids in the Manage - Security (in Folder Security)


Can a group be created ? so that i can assign group to the Folder A..and then assign User IDs to the group


Is this possible in PBIRS?



Super User
Super User

Re: Security Groups in Power BI Report Server

You can't create groups directly in PBIRS, but if you get security groups created in Active Directory you can use those instead of individual users. This actually works quite well in our organization as people raise a help desk ticket requesting access to specific report areas and our help desk people just have to add them to an AD group, they don't need to know anything about SSRS.

Helpful resources

Can You Solve These Challenge

Challenge: Can You Solve These?

Find out how to participate in the first Power BI 'Can You Solve These?' challenge.

New Badges

Incoming: New and Improved Badges

Exciting news: We've given our badges an overhaul and added brand news ones.

Ask Amir Anything

Exclusive LIVE Community Event No. 2 – Ask Amir Anything

Next in our Triple A series: Ask Amir Netz questions about the latest updates, features and future.

Analytics in Azure virtual event

Analytics in Azure virtual event

Experience a limitless analytics service built to ingest, prep, manage, and serve data for immediate use in Power BI.

Users Online
Currently online: 278 members 2,811 guests
Please welcome our newest community members: