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Licensing Question: Need to setup Teams (SharePoint) as a gateway in PBI Service

Hello all,

I need to setup a gateway to a Teams workspace and I'll use an on-prem AD service account (synced to Azure AD) for authentication.  My question is:  What is the minimum licensing that I need to grant that service account to allow it read-only access to a Teams workspace/channel?



Edit:  I should clarify my needs.  There is an Excel file in the Teams workspace that I need to be able to access from the PBI Service (for refresh purposes).

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Hi @wbhite ,

If i understand you correctly, you will need Pro license because the file is in Teams workspace and to set read-only access to the workspace for the account.


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Hi there

Anything that is shared will require a Power BI Pro license.

As per your description you are sharing to Teams, which would mean a Power BI Pro license.

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I'm confused.  How would giving my gateway service account access to a PBI Pro license allow it to access data in a Teams workspace (i.e. SharePoint library)?

Hi there

Apologies for the confusion.

Your account then should just have the rights to be able to access Teams and SharePoint.

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