I have an app registered within Azure. I'm able to make a token request to login.microsoft.com and get a successful response and receive an access_token.
However, when I try to use this access_token to access the PBI REST API, I get a Forbidden Status 403.
If I use an access_token based on my own credentials, I can access the API.
What is the correct URL, Scope and Grant_type to use when creating a PBI REST API access_token for a Service Principal?
anyone, please help me with this, I've been stuck with the same error (403 forbidden). I have an app registered within Azure and even I can get the access token, but when I use the token to retrieve the datasets from API, it shows the above 403 error.
Does your service principal have access to the workspace (through a security group or directly)?
Did you try to see the response body, sometimes it has additional info for the reason you get the error.
How to provide access to the workspace and also please provide the list of scopes that I should use while authenticating, as of now, I'm using the below scopes.
@Dayspring each API has the list of required scopes, so it depends on which API you are using. You should follow the docs, for example: Reports - Get Reports In Group - REST API (Power BI Power BI REST APIs) | Microsoft Learn
For permissions you can either provide permissiong through Power BI portal as described here Roles in workspaces in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn or use an API to provide permissions Groups - Add Group User - REST API (Power BI Power BI REST APIs) | Microsoft Learn
Hi @ericOnline ,
Please refer to this thread:
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Thanks for the response, however the Service Principal is listed as "Admin" in both the Workspace and Dataset. What I need is: Which token URL, Grant_type and Scope to use when requesting a token based on Client_id and Client_secret.
Was your issue ever resolved?
@V-lianl-msft I have very similar issue I have successfully brought back the token correctly now using a script provided by one of your team but I am now getting
The only thing I am missing in my script is "Scope" as I am unsure what to use?
This is the post for reference
This is the script I used from the above post
let //get token url = "https://login.microsoftonline.com/xxxxxxx/oauth2/token", GetJson = Web.Contents( url, [ Headers = [ Accept = "application/json", ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" ], Content = Text.ToBinary( "grant_type=client_credentials& client_id=xxxxxxx& client_secret=xxxxxxx& scope=xxxxxx" ) ] ), token = Json.Document(GetJson)[access_token], //other api usage wiht above token Result = Web.Contents( "https://xxxxx.xxx.com", [ Headers = [ #"Content-Type" = "application/json", Authorization = "Bearer " + token, RelativePath = "/xxxxx/xxxxx" ] ] ) in Result
Do I need to add anything else to the script apart from the scope?
I struggled for a few days with the forbidden (403) error and it turned out that I had the App registration correct. What I needed to do was to call the scope correctly in get_token. I was passing ".default" and then I read a thread where it recommended to change it to