Securing Power BI Access and Monitoring Audit Events

Following my recent post on preview of Azure AD Conditional Access Policies for devices, the Power BI team yesterday announced Azure AD Conditional Access for Power BI. Effectively what this means is that you can now secure your Power BI access through Multi-Factor Authentication and location based access rules. Please note that Conditional Access requires all users to have Azure Active Directory Premium Licenses.


In addition to securing Power BI access, you can also audit events which is available in preview as well but only for US based Office 365 tenants.

Some of the key events that can be audited are:

  • Auditing is a feature of Power BI Pro and user-level auditing events is only available for Pro users
  • Search audit logs by user and date
  • CreateGroup -This activity is fired every time a group is created.
  • AddGroupMembers – This activity is logged every time a member is added to a Power BI group workspace.
  • CreateDashboard – This activity is logged every time a new dashboard is created.
  • EditDashboard – This activity is logged every time a dashboard is renamed.
  • DeleteDashboard – This activity is logged every time a dashboard is deleted.
  • ShareDashboard – This activity is logged every time a dashboard is shared, including email addresses of any external recipients.
  • DeleteReport – This activity is logged every time a report is deleted.
  • CreateOrgApp – This activity is logged every time an organizational content pack is created.

Chirag is an Independent Consultant at Patel Consulting, BCS Chartered IT Professional, TOGAF Certified Architect, Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (Productivity, Data Management and Analytics) and Microsoft Service Adoption specialist based in London, UK with more than 20 years of industry experience. He works with a wide variety of clients in many sectors, designing and implementing business collaboration, data and information management solutions and services based on SharePoint and Office 365 technologies to create business value for both themselves and their customers, including UK Microsoft Gold Partners with deployment, upgrade and migration services delivery. Chirag is an active SharePoint community participant, frequent speaker at local and international events including SharePoint Saturdays (London, Cambridge, Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, UK, EMEA, India) and Collab365. In 2011, for his valuable contributions to Microsoft TechNet forums he received a Microsoft Community Contributor Award. In his little spare time he enjoys cycling, cricket and participating in Charity bike rides and Duathlons. You can follow Chirag on Twitter at @techChirag and find him online at

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