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Store client credentials securely

I am retrieving an access token by calling an API and then use this access token to obtain employee data. I'm using a blank query with the following code.

 

 

    body="grant_type=client_credentials&client_id="&<client_id>&"client_secret="&<client_secret>,
    Source  = Json.Document(Web.Contents(baseUrl,
        [ 
          RelativePath = "oauth/issueToken",
          Headers = [#"Content-Type"="application/x-www-form-urlencoded"],
          Content=Text.ToBinary(body)  
        ]
    )),

    token = Source[access_token],

    data= Json.Document(Web.Contents(baseUrl,
      [ 
        RelativePath = "api/employees",
        Headers = [#"Authorization"="Bearer "&token]
      ]
    )),

 

 

 

I'm getting access token calling our own API (not using AAD). What is the best way to store these client credentials (client_id and client_secret) instead of hardcoding in the code?

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ams1
Super User
Super User

Besides the great option @lbendlin mentioned, with an additional API endpoint you could also use the builtin credentials manager https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Power-Query/How-to-securely-store-and-use-token-and-secret-for-API-...

 

lbendlin
Super User
Super User

store them in a text file in a sharepoint document library that only you have access to. Then retrieve that file as part of the Power Query transforms etc.

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