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HenBri
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Licensing question

Hi!

 

I am trying to figure out the more juridicial aspects of having a designated user account that multiple physical staff may consume. Some organizations have staff that do not use Power BI on a daily basis but still would be able to log in an see a generic report etc every once in a while. From what I can interpret there are no technical issues setting up an user account and give the credentials to multiple staff but what about the juridicial aspects? We do NOT want to deploy with customers something that is a NO-NO from Microsofts point of view.

 

A typical environment is for us a customer with Power BI Pro-licensing in place for a number of staff but then again, what about those users the end customer want to have in the loop but not pay "full" Pro-licenses for?

 

Any input much appreciated.

 

Br/Henrik

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v-sihou-msft
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@HenBri

 

We can't achieve having multiple phyiscal users sharing one Power BI account. Because we need to use the Power BI account to map the user on your loacl machine. For example, Row Level Security, Map User Name for SSAS source. So each Power BI account can only bind one user. If you don't pay Pro license for each user, please avoid Pro content in your shared work.

 

Regards,

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v-sihou-msft
Employee
Employee

@HenBri

 

We can't achieve having multiple phyiscal users sharing one Power BI account. Because we need to use the Power BI account to map the user on your loacl machine. For example, Row Level Security, Map User Name for SSAS source. So each Power BI account can only bind one user. If you don't pay Pro license for each user, please avoid Pro content in your shared work.

 

Regards,

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