Introduction

We coordinated with Microsoft to provide our users with two Power BI Integration Options:

  1. Logged In User Account Integration
  2. Master Power BI Pro Account Integration

These options were implemented to embed stunning, fully interactive reports and visuals into SharePoint in most cost-effective way possible.


What Integration Option is good for you


Option 1: Logged In User Account Integration




Every page visitor required to log in to using Power BI Pro account in order to view data from Power BI in SharePoint.

Use this option if you need only 20 users to view Power BI Data in SharePoint

To Get Started with this option, click here.



Option 2: Master Power BI Pro Account Integration





All page visitors will not be required to log in to view Power BI Data. Connect one Master Power BI Pro Account with Power BI Embedded Capacity.

This option recommended if you want more than 20 users to view Power BI Data in SharePoint.

To Get Started with this option, click here.



Difference between ShortPoint Power BI Integration Options




Option 1:
Logged in User Account Integration

Option 2:
Master Account Integration

Recommended for

Up to 20 Power BI Report Viewers from SharePoint sites
More than 20 Power BI Report viewers from SharePoint sites
Power BI Pro license requirement

* Each site visitors require a valid Power BI Pro license
Only 1 Power BI Pro license is required
Power BI Embedded Capacity

Not Required
Required
SharePoint Site Visitor Login RequirementEach SharePoint site visitor is required to login with a valid Power BI Pro user to see the report *Site visitors will not be required or have a Power BI Pro license to see the report. ShortPoint will render reports using Power BI Pro Master Account + Power BI Embedded capacity    

Login Token CacheShortPoint will cache the logged in user token for up to 60 minutes.

Which means up to 60 minutes after logging in, the site visitor will not be asked to login to view the reports. However, after that, they will again be prompted to login with Power BI Pro account.

ShortPoint internally manages the token and once expired, it will fetch a new one in background seamlessly from end-user.

Which means end user will be unaware of the entire process and can see reports without logging in ever.


* In case of Office 365 if the logged user has been assigned Power BI pro license and she/he has access to view the report, it will load the report without asking for login. However if its a Power BI Dashboard or Tile, it will ask user to login even if the logged in user has rights to it. 


* Users will see an action to login if ShortPoint could not authenticate them automatically. You can also customize the help message to give them tips on how to login and using what account