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Power BI Server Machine Key Not Recognized with Custom Auth Enabled

Our organization has successfully deployed PowerBI Report Server (OCT 2017 v1.1.6551.5155) with custom authentication enabled. However, the changes for the machine key outlined here move the placement of the machine key from the web.config to the rsreportserver.config, this is not functioning as described. The only way to get the solution to work is to place the machine key in the machine.config ("C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Config\machine.config"). This then breaks other applications on the host.


Does anyone have any insight on providing a way to get the machine key to be recognized in the rsreportserver.config as outlined in the Oct 2017 configuration parameters?

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Hi @rayj,


Did you get solution for this powerBI Custom authetication?




Hi @rayj,


Here is a similar thread, please have a look at:

Powerbi report server custom authentication adding machineKey


Best regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

@v-yulgu-msft hi


I added machinekey in my rsreportserver.config file and I followed same steps in below link


but I got 500 internal server error, Please give me the solution.


Thanks in Advance..

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