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Getting error while adding AD Group as a Gateway - Datasource User using API

I have created a Gateway cluster using the powershell cmdlet DataGateway and added the Service Principal as an admin of that gateway cluster. 

The Service Principal contains the Gateway.ReadWrite.All & DataSet.ReadWrite.All permission scopes.

In the Api documentation( for Add Gateway DataSource User, the request body contains the following parameters:


Since the Datasource is created using API, the Service Principal already exists as a Datasource User.

I am able to add a normal user also by passing the request as:
{ "emailAddress": "", "datasourceAccessRight": "Read" }

using the API and Service Principal.


I tried to add an AD group by following the sample provided in the documentation for service principal:

{ "identifier": "3d9b93c6-7b6d-4801-a491-1738910904fd", "datasourceAccessRight": "ReadOverrideEffectiveIdentity" }

and made some changes to the request JSON by adding principalType as Group:


  "datasourceAccessRight": "Read",

  "identifier": "AD group id",

  "principalType": "Group"



But I am getting the below error:


Why is this error coming? In this documentation page, it is not mentioned about mailEnabled groups only. Also, the request json was created based on the example provided for Service Principal.

Is there any solution to add an AD group as a Gateway - Datasource User ?

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Hi @sreejiths ,


We can only add 'Office 365 group‘ and 'Mail-Enabled Security group' to the datasource user, so what's your group type?


Best regards,
Lionel Chen

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Thanks for the response.
The group type is Security group. Since the sample demonstrates adding a SPN as a Datasource user, I think we should be able to add a security group as well.

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