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Disable share buttons

Option to disable the share buttons (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and share itself) in the embed code. I am using the embed code to post the report in a sharepoint page with in the company by this would prevent a public sharing.

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      • MOHAMMAD MUSLEHMOHAMMAD MUSLEH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        don't like the idea of giving the end user an option to share company's data to the outside world! there has to be a way to configure that either globally or per report not to show those options

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Easy win for all of us and very easy to implement PowerBI team!

        Embedding options still need a lot of work, the sharepoint options is far from useful.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Totally agree with this.

        But i think i know why Microsoft will not implement this and is not telling publicly.
        Currently this is only way to share BI Pro report ( auto refresh and other BI pro features) with users who are using BI free or without registration. Now if Microsoft removes the share button, most of organisations will use this to share reports with internal users without paying anything to MS as it gives fairly okay security (when you mask the address) and full power to read only the report.

        As other idea have come up, where the licensing should allow for view only reports to large set of users without full charge of pro user or even be completely free. But MS is not ready to lose revenue yet.
        So in the end its all about $$ and MS saying Pay up for privacy or lose privacy and use for free.

      • TimTim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really don't want to encourage posting my reports on facebook/linkedin/twitter. Would like a simple configuration option when creating the web link.

      • TomasTomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think it is important to remove it as it encourages users to share the information to their family/friends on facebook.

        Also wondering why the votes keeps decreasing? I seem to recall it was around 700 a couple of months ago.

      • PastarnakPastarnak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Absolutely. The link should have privacy measures to prevent from sharing/stealing information.

      • ShivamShivam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with all of us. If you remove this sharing option i can embed this code into the normal HTML and store it somewhere in the sharepoint. Then use the HTML path and embed in the sharepoint or any other source.

        When you look at the source, you will be able to see only the local path or itranet path where i have shared this HTML source. You need to go to the place and view source to get the link and share.

        In this case proffessional people will not do all this and only the people who have intranet access can go to the file.

        So pleaswe Remove this option ASAP.

      • knoxcmknoxcm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sharing options in powerbi and awful as a whole. Why doesn't ms get that we may want to share information but not let people access filters? This is why we all want to disable share buttons. Web publish is the only method to share without exposing data you don't want everyone to see. Power bi embedded through azure is over my head and access level as it is for most manager types using this to share team performance with one person and not letting them see info for other people that is not theirs.

      • MikeMike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I heard some arguments about why it should be removed and they all make sense. I heard arguments about how you should use better security practices. But I havn't heard an argument advocating why the share button is on the report and why Microsoft won't make it an option. Remove the share button or make it an option please.

        Also, it was mentioned that you can get the code from the HTML. I think there are ways to prevent this too. Not 100% sure.

      • CasparCaspar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        although everyone can take your report once it is published to the internet, i don't want to encourage people to share it via social media.. plz make the buttons removable.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Share buttons must be optional. This actually prevents us to use Power BI internally right now. And yes I get it, data is not secure but we can't encourage our employees to share the data.

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