Service principal authentication 


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To enhance deployment, security, and application lifecycle management of applications using Power BI Embedded, support for service principal is planned. This recommended authentication approach allows applications to authenticate without a user context and use Power BI APIs. To use service principal in Power BI API, an Azure Active Directory web application needs authorization by a Power BI admin.

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