Resetting your Power BI password


This is blog is a work in progress and here just to catch my initial screen shots

Have a couple people indicate resetting Passwords in Power BI is harder than it needs to be.  So thought i would take a look.

 

 

Step 1.  Run into a situation where you need to reset the password of an account.

Note if you need to do a lot of accounts PowerShell is probably easier,  please see: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/charles_sterling/2015/06/29/creating-users-in-an-azure-ad-in-bulk/

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Step 2.  Walk through the captcha screens….

 

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Step 3.  DOH…AAD wasn’t setup to reset passwords (If are the admin see below how to do this)

 

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Step 4.  For managed accounts your only option will be to send email to the Admin

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Step 5.  Log into the Office Portal.  If this Office Tenant that Power BI created for you, you may need to claim admin ownership. 

Please see: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/charles_sterling/2016/05/27/claiming-admin-rights-for-a-new-power-bi-account/

 

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Step 6.  Click on “Reset a password” and hit Reset!

 

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A BETTER WAY – Let your users reset their own passwords

 

Step 7.

Rather than forcing the admin to reset the password you can enable this in AD.  Log in to your 

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Step 8.  Find the “user password reset policy” option

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Step 9. Enabling Password Reset you are given a plethora of options.  One to take notice is the authentication methods as it may require editing the user’s account.

(see step 10 where i have done this)

 

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Step 10. Ensure your users have the information needed for authentication (yep that really is my mobile number<g>).

IF this is not their the user will not be able to reset their password.

 

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