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mrohde Frequent Visitor
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Data Gateway Login Best Practice

When installing a data gateway you are prompeted for a user  name and password. I am relucatant to use my own since I generally prefer to have a service account associated with a service.  What is the recommendation for the login?

 

Also, if I create a service account what are the minimum security requirments as well as licensing requirements for the service account?

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mrohde Frequent Visitor
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Re: Data Gateway Login Best Practice

@v-yuezhe-msft, I actually ended up creating a service account in AD that was synced to the O365.  I made the user an actual service account on the server I installed the gatway on (my not have been necessary) and then gave it a Power BI license on O365.

 

From there was able to create the connection and assign admin permission to a couple other admins.

 

So far this approach appears to be working fine!

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Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Data Gateway Login Best Practice

Hi @mrohde,

Do you install Power BI personal gateway and want to set service account of Power BI personal gateway? You can set the service account to other accounts , just make sure that the account is added to the local security policy “Log on as a Service”, you can use the following steps to add the "Log on as a service" right to an account on your local computer.

   1. Open Local Security Policy.
   2. In the console tree, double-click Local Policies, and then click User Rights Assignments.
   3. In the details pane, double-click Log on as a service.
   4. Click Add User or Group, and then add the appropriate account to the list of accounts that possess the Log on as a service right.

Besides, there are no licensing requirements for the service account.

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Lydia Zhang

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mrohde Frequent Visitor
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Re: Data Gateway Login Best Practice

I was actually installing an Enterprise Gateway rather than personal.  It sounds like you recommend a service account either way.

Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Data Gateway Login Best Practice

Hi @mrohde,

Could you please post the screenshot of your sceanrio? If you refer to the sign-in account and password by clicking "Sign In" button in the following screenshot, usually we use an account which has Power BI pro license to register gateway.

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Lydia Zhang

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mrohde Frequent Visitor
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Re: Data Gateway Login Best Practice

@v-yuezhe-msft, I actually ended up creating a service account in AD that was synced to the O365.  I made the user an actual service account on the server I installed the gatway on (my not have been necessary) and then gave it a Power BI license on O365.

 

From there was able to create the connection and assign admin permission to a couple other admins.

 

So far this approach appears to be working fine!

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pinoaino Frequent Visitor
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Re: Data Gateway Login Best Practice

My team is going to configure a server with the Gateway inside an organization so is not the case of a personal gateway.
So my questions are:

  1. at the first configuration we must use an email associated to a Pro licence, but this email can be a functional email ? This email must have a "newer expire" password to avoid the risk of a service stop.
  2. is it a differet way to avoid the use of the email address?
  3. are there situations that we must do a gateway login? This question is to understand if exceptionally we can use an email linked to a phisical person with the rule of password change
  4. sorry for my incompetence but I don't understand the use of "log as a service" and also if we need this type of configuration.

Many thanks

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