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How to authenticate PBI Rest API with MFA ?

I need to automate a PowerShell script that accesses the Power BI Rest API and does some stuff.  I have the script working fine.  The hurdle is how to authenticate with Power BI when automating the PS script?  Note that my organization uses MFA authentication


Thanks much!




Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @Dan_Sprague ,


I'd recommedn go for SPN Autentication instead of username/password type.


Pls see my answer

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Dan_Sprague ,


You may refer to the links:


Power BI REST API using postman - generate embed token.


REST API Silent Authentication (Token)


Power BI REST API: How to get authentication token with PowerShell Cmdlets


Get an authentication access token


Best Regards,



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