01-14-2019 04:19 AM
Im a little connfused again
If you were producing Power BI reports for external Customers. It seems you bundle everything up into an App and share from the App.
Why then do you need Azure B2B if you can already do the above to invite external users to view Power BI content?
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01-14-2019 06:49 AM
01-14-2019 05:13 AM
I'm pretty certain that Azure B2B is the underlying mechanism by which that sharing works. Here is a good article on it:
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01-14-2019 05:42 AM
Does that mean that you dont have to set up azure B2B First?
Ive had a read through and I still dont really understand (Its difficult when you havent actually had to do this yet. But its something we will need to do very soon)
Enable Peer-to-Peer Sharing
I understand that this is when you are in a report / dashboard and click share. I don’t do this though. I create apps and share the apps instead
Create an Organizational User Account
From the videos I’ve been watching this seems like an old way of doing things. We haven’t gone this route because its still early days and all our reports are internal
Use Power BI Embedded
Again this seems like an old way of doing things. The video says this is a fairly complicated set up
Azure AD B2B Eases Sharing
This seems like latest best way of doing things. However, if you can just add the external email address when you set up the app and it works. I still don’t understand why you need to use this?
01-14-2019 06:49 AM
01-14-2019 06:43 PM
Have you understood the Sharing Dashboards to external clients and Azure B2B?
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01-15-2019 12:54 AM
No, I had already read that one and it seemedto be just an overview. It was after looking at the video I attatched that I started to get a better idea.
01-17-2019 01:19 AM - edited 01-17-2019 01:21 AM
Not solved as such. It became a little easier to understand watching the above video. I havent actually done it yet but Im guessing:
You go into Azure Active Directory and Add Guest User
They either get an invite and add themselves as guests via the invite (And they already have Power BI Pro)
Or we have set them up with an internal Power BI Pro account and they accept the invite
Here is where it gets a bit hazy
I think at this point you have an app created full of dashboards and Reports. You send them an invite to the app. They simply download the app and they are in. They have already moved from being invited to guest users.
The person who has created the App group and App adds in the email of a guest user who hasnt been invited yet through Azure Active Directory. They then become Invited. Then accept and they can download and look at the app because they have Power BI Pro (And they get added as a guest to the active directory at this point) Or they accept and cant do anything because they dont have Pro (But are stil added to the active Directory as a guest user)
If this is correct it sees that the best way of doing it is through Active Directory by an Admin who can set them up with a pro account if neccessary. Then they get invited to download the app when its ready.
As I say I havent done this yet so this is a best guess.