Updating OAuth data source credentials via API - bearer token expires, invalidating connection
We are connecting to our data source using OAuth credentials. Sometimes, Power BI requires us to re-enter our credentials in the Service, when the token has been invalidated for some reason (e.g. change of dataset ownership).
However, obviously the bearer token expires after an hour (the default for most bearer tokens), and the Power BI Service asks us to re-enter our credentials. We then have to run this code every hour (or at least before any refresh) to make sure the credentials don't expire.
This doesn't happen if you update the credentials through the UI - refreshing of the token must be being handled by the Power BI Service behind the scenes. But there is no option to provide a "refresh token" in the above "Update Datasource" API.
So how is this meant to be handled? Or is this a limitation in the API?
Thanks for the response. Unfortunately the link you've shared isn't quite the same thing and the solution isn't really viable. We're authenticating to Azure Synapse using the native connector which has built-in OAuth support. Updating credentials manually supports the refresh token scenario. It's just there's a limitation when trying to do the same thing via the API.