Microsoft Power BI Integration with Valotalive makes it possible to display Power BI Reports & Dashboards securely on the Valotalive Digital Signage Displays.

Customers can activate their Power BI Reports app in Valotalive as a self service with a few clicks.

What is Admin consent and what do I need to do?

Before the authentication is possible, Company Azure Admins need to grant the given users the right to perform such authentication and give user consent.

For Power BI Admin consent is not required. Power BI requires only user consent type “Delegated”.

User consent permissions

Before the authentication is possible, Company Azure Admins need to grant the given users the right to perform such authentication and give user consent. Valotalive will ask for the following permissions regarding Power BI.

Valotalive Power BI app requests User consent for

  • User.Read

  • Dashboard.Read.All

  • Report.Read.All and

  • Workspace.Read.All
    as Delegated

When requesting this permission you can forward the following information to your company Microsoft admins:

Valotalive Digital Signage software

Valotalive digital signage software is a solution that integrates with Power BI, among other business applications. Valotalive is a Registered Partner in Microsoft Partner Network and is a trusted service provider. The integration is based on the API provided by Microsoft.

OAuth authentication

In order to make the selected Power BI reports visible, on Valotalive displays, company user needs to authenticate Valotalive with their Power BI account. The authentication will be initiated in Valotalive and happens on Power BI servers (Azure AD). Power BI will provide Valotalive with an access token after a successful authentication.

Security best practice tip

Authorizing Valotalive PowerBI app with an AD user that has limited permissions on Microsoft's side helps limit exposure of sensitive data. For example having a digital signage user that has read access only to the reports that are needed for digital signage.

Further reading:

MS Power BI report app - Activate and use

Configure how users consent to applications (Article by Microsoft)

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