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rupayan87
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Use proxy for web Data source in PBI Report Server

Hi,

 

I need to connect to a data source which is basically an API URL. The server that has PBIRS installed, the API can be accessed only using a proxy. So after I go to internet options and change the LAN settings to use the proxy, I can reach the API by accesing it in browser.

 

However in report server when I onfigure the data source with the API URL, add an account for Basic authentication  and try to test the connection I get the below error

 

"unable to connect the remote server"

 

Is there a way to specify in the data source to use a sepcific proxy while trying to connect to the API.

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Alright this is fixed. I logged in to the server using the PBIRS service account, set the proxy and then restarted the PBIRS service. 

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rupayan87
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ok, I changed the proxy settings for the Service account with which PBIRS is configured. Now I get the below error when i try to test connection with data source.

 

2020-09-01 08:26:01.9101|ERROR|55|OData exception occurred: System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.
at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()

 

I tried to use Basic Authentication and gave the account/pwd for accessing the API.

 

Once again, when I try to access normally from browser, I can access the API URL. Any ideas?

Alright this is fixed. I logged in to the server using the PBIRS service account, set the proxy and then restarted the PBIRS service. 

Hi. How do you configure proxy? From the server thats use Power BI Report Server or from Power BI Report Server environment?

Thanks

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