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PowerBI Enterprise App Embed Solution in PHP

I had a nightmare time trying to figure out a simple example for JavaScript API, for PowerBI embed solution using PHP programming language.

I hope developers post every single step solutions when possible as it's very nightmarish to figure out that which we don't know.

I hope following notes could be useful to some, and if I myself have forgotten to include any steps or the steps are no longer valid due to upgrades or software changes, please post it in comments and I will try to update the steps if possible or create a new blog and add a link to it in this blog post.

Power BI

Azure Portal


Setting up an Embed App
Embed Onboarding

  1. Sign In
    1. “your-org-email-org-office-365-email”
  2. Register your application
    1. Application Name: Power BI Integration
    2. API access
      1. Read only APIs (check items below)
        1. Read all datasets
        2. Read all dashboards
        3. Read all reports
        4. Read all groups
        5. Read all workspaces
        6. Read all capacities
    3. Register (click button)
    4. Record:
      1. Application ID: {GUID}
  3. Create a workspace
    1. Name your workspace: DWC Public Workspace
    2. Create app workspace (click button)
    3. Record:
      1. Workspace ID: {GUID}
  4. Import content
    1. Upload .pbix file (check)
      1. Browse (click link)
      2. File: Select from computer
    2. Import (click button)
    3. Record:
      1. Report ID: : {GUID}
  5. Grant permissions
    1. Popup
      1. Select the checkbox for delegating permissions as organization.


Home > WIT - App registrations > Endpoints

FEDERATION METADATA DOCUMENT{GUID}/federationmetadata/2007-06/federationmetadata.xml







PHP Code:

// start

$post_values = array(
    'grant_type' => 'password',
    'client_id' => '{application_id}',
    'scope' => '*',
    'resource' => '',
    'username' => 'web-app-email-address',
    'password' => 'web-app-password',

$post_url = '{GUID}/oauth2/token';

$response = Http::post_to_url($post_values, $post_url);
 *  result items =

$embed_info = array();
if (!empty($response[0]))
    $result = json_decode($response[0]);

    $embed_info['token_type'] = $result->token_type;
    $embed_info['scope'] = $result->scope;
    $embed_info['expires_in'] = $result->expires_in;
    $embed_info['ext_expires_in'] = $result->ext_expires_in;
    $embed_info['not_before'] = $result->not_before;
    $embed_info['resource'] = $result->resource;
    $embed_info['access_token'] = $result->access_token;
    $embed_info['refresh_token'] = $result->refresh_token;

    $embed_info['embed_url'] = '' .
        'reportId=' . {GUID} .
        '&groupId=' . {GUID}
    $embed_info['report_id'] = {GUID};

// end

User JavaScript API to implement html

HTML Code:
// start

div id="reportContainer" /div

!-- libraries --
    script src="/javascript/powerbi/other/"/script
    script src="/javascript/powerbi/other/fetch.js"/script
    script src="/javascript/powerbi/powerbi.min.js"/script

        // Read embed application token from Model
        var accessToken = $embed_app_info['access_token'];

        // Read embed URL from Model
        var embedUrl = $embed_app_info['embed_url'];

        // Read report Id from Model
        var embedReportId = $embed_app_info['report_id'];

        // Get models. models contains enums that can be used.
        var models = window['powerbi-client'].models;

        // Embed configuration used to describe the what and how to embed.
        // This object is used when calling powerbi.embed.
        // This also includes settings and options such as filters.
        // You can find more information at
        var config = {
    type: 'report',
    tokenType: models.TokenType.Embed,
    accessToken: accessToken,
    embedUrl: embedUrl,
    id: embedReportId,
    permissions: models.Permissions.All,
    settings: {
    filterPaneEnabled: true,
    navContentPaneEnabled: true

 // Get a reference to the embedded report HTML element
 var reportContainer = $('#reportContainer')[0];

 // Embed the report and display it within the div container.
 var report = powerbi.embed(reportContainer, config);

// end

In some instances you may need a "Native" app and a "Web App / API" app under "Enterprise Apps" or "App Registrations" in "Azure Portal"


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