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MawashiKid2
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PowerShell scripts with Service Principal As Member scope

Hi,

I have a question regarding PowerShell and Service Principal (not necessarilly defined as Admin but as Member).
So to keep a long story short, I managed to replicate most of the methods found on Power BI REST API documentation site in PowerShell scripts using Invoke-RestMethod and basically the same url pattern.
So my first main challenge was to be able to generate a bearer accesstoken
which I could pass as a token string parameter in header.
Since I worked in automation context, I needed to provide credentials in a silent mode without always
calling authentication login prompt everytime I would call a method request.
So I opted for Service Principal to provide credentials which managed to do the job.
Service Principal was created in a AAD Security group then added as Admin in Workspaces. That worked. No problem there.

Now my main concern is could the same scenario be possible with Service Principal as Member. (avoiding to end up with 401 kind of thing with unsufficient...) Also I know SP definition doesn't really deal with Roles definition as with users...

 

Anyone managed to come with a solution? I'm not looking for code, mainly a POC logic. I can deal with the rest.

 

Thanks

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Thanks I was already aware of that information.

I managed to find an answer as I was able to run PS scripts with Service Principal defined as Member instead of Admin.
Perhaps I should have rephrased my question as I believe the whole crucial aspect here deals more with the definiton of Security Group infrastructure. Anyway thanks for the reply. 

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v-xuding-msft
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Hi @MawashiKid2 ,

 

Maybe this document can give you a few ideas? 

Embed Power BI content with service principal and an application secret 

 

If it can't help, you could try to create a support ticket to get the dedicated support from MS. 

How to create a support ticket in Power BI  

 

Best Regards,
Xue Ding
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Thanks I was already aware of that information.

I managed to find an answer as I was able to run PS scripts with Service Principal defined as Member instead of Admin.
Perhaps I should have rephrased my question as I believe the whole crucial aspect here deals more with the definiton of Security Group infrastructure. Anyway thanks for the reply. 

View solution in original post

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