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Data source accessing a web URL which requires Authentication headers

You used to be able to take the URL for a file located on Sharepoint (O365) and authenticate using your organizational account to load the data to PBI Desktop.

 

This no longer works as of this week and I am getting errors that the credentials provided cannot be used for the web source.

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Status: Needs Info
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v-qiuyu-msft
Community Support

Hi @asavadians,

 

Which Power BI desktop version do you run? 

When you use web connector to get data, which kind of URL do you enter? 

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Vicky_Song
Impactful Individual
Status changed to: Needs Info
 
asavadians
Frequent Visitor

Hi Qiuyun,

 

I'm on version 2.59.5135.781 64-bit (June 2018).  The link I'm using is shown in the error message below.  It's an excel file located on a Sharepoint document library.

 

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asavadians
Frequent Visitor

Ok, I just tried refreshing the query and logged in with my credentials and it removed the error and loaded my 1st dataset.

 

When trying to add a 2nd dataset (a CSV file in the same Sharepoint folder), I am receiving the error that I noted in my original post, and the 1st dataset is also getting an error.  I'm now able to replicate this issue using the above steps.