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Note:

Plus subscriptions have been retired. If you were a Plus subscriber, maps that you created using your Plus account may look different. If you used premium content in your maps—such as premium basemaps, ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World reference layers, or infographics cards—or added more than 3,500 locations to a map, these features are replaced with the default features included with the Standard (free) version of ArcGIS for Power BI. To continue using premium content in your maps, sign in using your ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise organizational account.

Whether you're starting with a new ArcGIS for Power BI visual on an empty canvas or opening a map-enabled report, you can sign in using any of the following account types:

  • Standard—Included with Power BI and connects to https://www.arcgis.com. There's no sign-in required; just drag location data onto the map visual to get started
  • ArcGIS Online—Access private and secure content from your ArcGIS Online organization.
  • ArcGIS Enterprise—Access private and secure content from your ArcGIS Enterprise organization.

If you don't have an ArcGIS account, sign up for a free ArcGIS trial to get started. Public ArcGIS Online accounts are not supported.

Note:

Depending how your ArcGIS administrator has configured sign in for your organization, the ArcGIS sign-in pane can display only the OpenID Connect login or show the OpenID Connect login along with any of the following options: ArcGIS login, SAML login (if configured), and social media logins (if configured). For more information about signing in to an ArcGIS account, see Sign in in the ArcGIS Online help.

You can use the Standard account included with Power BI without signing in, or sign in to your ArcGIS account. If you use the Standard account and you open a map-enabled report with secure or premium content that was created by a signed-in ArcGIS user, a blocking pane appears over the map and you must sign in to a valid ArcGIS account to view secure or premium content. Each map on a report has its own authentication. You must sign in to view and interact with the maps with premium or secure content, but you can sign in to different accounts with each map.

When you create an ArcGIS for Power BI visualization, the connection default is www.arcgis.com for Standard and first-time users. If you've previously signed in, the visual uses the last-used connection. After the map visual has been instantiated—that is, after you've added data to the map—the visual is bound to the specified connection. To connect to a different account, click Switch account on the sign-in confirmation pane or create another ArcGIS for Power BI visualization and sign in.

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If the ArcGIS sign-in pane does not appear, clear your browser cache and try again.

To sign in to ArcGIS for Power BI, follow these steps:

  1. Add a new ArcGIS for Power BI visual to a report canvas or open a map-enabled report.

    The sign-in pane appears. To use the standard ArcGIS for Power BI visualization included with Power BI, there's no need to sign in; drag a location field into the Location field well to start creating a map.

    Sign-in pane
    Note:

    If you open a report that contains a map created with premium or secure content, the map displays a blocking pane and you must sign in using a valid ArcGIS account to view the map content.

  2. Click the account type you want to use.
    Note:

    If you're already signed in, the sign-in pane shows the account you're currently connected to.

    Depending on the account type you chose, different sign-in options appear. Follow the instructions in the section below that relates to your account type.

    When you've completed the connection process, the sign-in pane updates to show your status.

    Signed-in account status

    You're ready to get started creating a map—drag location or coordinate data to the appropriate field wells to activate the map visual.

    When the visual is active, the map tools appear on the map.

  3. Click Map tools Map tools to expand the tools. To view more information about the account you're signed in to, click the Profile button Profile.

    As a report author, when you first create a map with ArcGIS for Power BI, you must add location data to the map to activate the visual and see the map tools. Drag a location field from your data into the Location field well (or drag latitude and longitude coordinates into the appropriate Latitude and Longitude field wells). ArcGIS for Power BI performs geocoding most accurately when the address information is on a single line in your Power BI data; see Prepare your data for more information.

Use the Standard account

All Power BI users have direct access to ArcGIS for Power BI right out of the box. When you use ArcGIS for Power BI with a Standard account, you're allowing the map to connect to ArcGIS Online to provide geocoding services, curated basemaps, and United States demographics to enhance your map.

Note:

To view a map that contains secure, private ArcGIS content, you must sign in using a valid ArcGIS account to view the content.

If you're opening a map-enabled report that does not contain any premium or secure content, there's no need to sign in to view and interact with the map. The blocking pane appears only if the map contains premium ArcGIS content.

If you haven't previously signed in to ArcGIS for Power BI, you're automatically signed in using the Standard account that is included with Power BI. If you previously signed in using a different account type, you can change your connection.

To use the Standard ArcGIS for Power BI account, follow these steps:

  1. Place an ArcGIS for Power BI visualization on your report canvas
  2. From your Power BI data, drag a location field into the map visual's Location field well to create a map. Alternatively, drag x and y coordinates into the respective Coordinates field wells. For detailed instructions, see Add data to the map.

Sign in with an ArcGIS Online account

When you sign in to your ArcGIS Online organizational account, an authentication token is automatically sent to your browser to recognize you as an ArcGIS user, and your organization content immediately becomes available. If the token cannot be found—if you're using a different browser or computer for example—you must sign in to access premium features.

To sign in using your ArcGIS Online account, do the following:

  1. In the ArcGIS for Power BI sign-in pane, click ArcGIS Online, and click Sign in.
    Sign in to your ArcGIS Online account.

    The ArcGIS sign-in pane appears. If necessary, expand the ArcGIS login section.

  2. Enter your user name exactly as it was spelled when you or your administrator created your account.
  3. Enter your password exactly as it was spelled when you or your administrator created your password.

    The password is case sensitive. If you don't know your user name or password, contact your administrator.

    If you need help signing in to your ArcGIS account, contact Esri. If you're in the United States, send an email to service@esri.com or call 1-888-377-4575 (select option 5). Outside the United States, contact your local Esri distributor.

  4. Optionally, check Keep me signed in to stay signed in for two weeks unless you sign out.
  5. Click Sign In.

    You're signed in and ready to add data to the map, and the sign-in pane updates to show your status. If you're viewing a map-enabled report, the map renders correctly.

Sign in with an ArcGIS Enterprise account

When you sign in to your ArcGIS Enterprise organizational account, an authentication token is automatically sent to your browser to recognize you as an ArcGIS user, and your organization content immediately becomes available. If the token cannot be found—if you're using a different browser or computer for example—you must sign in to access premium features.

Follow these steps to sign in using your ArcGIS Enterprise credentials:

  1. In the ArcGIS for Power BI sign-in pane, click ArcGIS Enterprise.

    The ArcGIS portal URL field becomes active.

    Type your ArcGIS Enterprise portal URL to sign in to your account.
  2. Type the URL of your ArcGIS Enterprise portal.

    If you previously entered an ArcGIS Enterprise URL, the entry appears in a drop-down menu. Click the desired URL to add it to the text box, or type a new URL.

    Note:

    Ensure that the specified ArcGIS Enterprise connection uses the HTTPS protocol (for example, https://sampleportal.xyz.com/portal).

    The ArcGIS sign-in pane appears.

  3. If necessary, expand the Your ArcGIS organization's URL section.
    The login button shows the name of the ArcGIS Enterprise organization that you specified in the previous steps.
  4. To connect to a different ArcGIS Enterprise organization, click Enter another organization and type the URL. Optionally, check Remember this URL to stay signed in for two weeks unless you sign out.
  5. Click the blue sign-in button.

    You're signed in and ready to add data to the map, and the sign-in pane updates to show your signed-in status. If you're viewing a map-enabled report, the maps renders correctly.

    Note:

    You must sign in to an ArcGIS organizational account; public ArcGIS accounts are not supported.

Sign in with a social media account

Follow these steps to sign in with an organizational account created with social network credentials:

  1. In the ArcGIS for Power BI sign-in pane, click ArcGIS Online, and click Sign in.

    The ArcGIS sign-in pane appears.

  2. Click the GitHub, Facebook, Google, or Apple logo.

    To join an ArcGIS organization using an Apple login, you must have multifactor authentication (MFA) enabled on your Apple account.

  3. Enter your GitHub, Facebook, Google, or Apple credentials and sign in.
    Note:

    When you sign out of ArcGIS Online, you are still signed in to your social network. To sign in to ArcGIS Online with different login information, you first need to sign out of your social network.

Switch accounts

In some cases, you may want to create a report with map visuals displaying content from different ArcGIS organizations.

If you previously signed in to ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise with ArcGIS for Power BI, you are automatically signed in using the same credentials when you create a new map visual, as long as the authentication token stored in your browser is still valid (typically 14 days).

To use a different account to create a map, do the following:

  1. Place a new ArcGIS Enterprise visual on the report canvas.

    By default, the map visualization is automatically signed in using the same credentials you used previously. The status pane shows the account you're currently using.

    Signed-in status
  2. Click Switch account to open the sign-in pane.
  3. Choose the account type and click Sign in, following the procedures outlined in the appropriate section above.

Sign out

You do not need to sign out of ArcGIS for Power BI. Once you're successfully signed in to an account, your authentication token is stored in your browser's local storage for 14 days.

To sign in using a different account, follow the steps to sign in and choose a different account.