Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Helper II
Helper II

Enterprise Gateway insecure by default?!


In the docs there is the following:

"You can force the gateway to communicate with Azure Service Bus using HTTPS instead of direct TCP. This may have an impact on performance"

So am I right in assuming that any connection from and to the gateway MAY be unencrypted if I don't opt for forcing Https?

And what is the performance penalty?

I do have a requirement from our IT that any traffic need to be encrypted. I would have assumed this was a default nowadays, especially with Microsoft services. Apparently I was wrong? Also and naturally I want to deliver the best performance to my users.

What's your take on this? To be honest I am a bit surprised to not see more frequent posts regarding this reservation of mine.

Community Support
Community Support

HI @chefe,


First of all, gateway will auto encrypt on sending data, you not need to care about this.

The On-premises data gateway implements data compression, and transport encryption, in all modes.


In addition, I don't think power bi can recognize records/data who encrypted by third party applications/tools.

There encrypted records can't corresponded with original data source stored in power bi report file.


 BTW, I think these insecure is means limit of network protocol, it not means these option will discard default encryption.



Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.

Helpful resources


2023 Release Wave 1 Plans

Power BI release plans for 2023 release wave 1 describes all new features releasing from April 2023 through September 2023.

Power BI Summit Carousel 2

Global Power BI Training

Make sure you register today for the Power BI Summit 2023. Don't miss all of the great sessions and speakers!

BizApps LATAM 2023

Business Application LATAM Summit 2023

Join the biggest FREE Business Applications Event in LATAM this February.

Power Platform Bootcamp

Global Power Platform Bootcamp

In this bootcamp we will deep-dive into Microsoft’s Power Platform stack with hands-on sessions and labs, delivered to you by experts and community leaders.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors