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Advocate II
Advocate II

How to authorize with Power BI Admin acc against Microsoft Identity Platform v2 programmatically

Hi all,


I need to acquire an access token for my PBI admin account entirely programmatically so without any user interaction. I used to use version 1 of Microsoft Identity Platform ( and it worked fine for me.


I used to call the URL with this body:








and receive the token to call the Power BI Admin API. But now I need to migrate to version 2 of the Microsoft Identity Platform ( In all documentation I've found there is the only option to acquire the token with client_credentials grant_type where I need to log in with my admin acc. Is there any way how to acquire the access token in version 2 without any user interaction?

Or is the MSAL library capable of this? I've not been familiar with this library yet so if I will need to or not.


I need this solution to regularly download all activity events from my Power BI tenant inside a .NET Core console app.


Let's not talk about the security of this solution. All my secrets will be stored in the Azure Key Vault. I just need to get the access token for my admin acc.


Thanks for any help.


Helper I
Helper I

Did you ever figure this out?  I'm looking to do something similar.  Thanks.



unfortunately not yet.

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