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Nickodemus Helper II
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Server/Global account with Pro License

I''m trying to work out what the most cost effective way is to have a generic user for use in connection setups, etc, so that the connections are not reliant on specific actual user accounts... i.e. i don't want to have to update all data connections, and gateway settings (and FLows) everytime a user has a change of password or leaves the company. 

 

Is there a clean way of doing this?

 

I'm thinking of simply setting up a generic user which can be used for connection authentication (this would not be affected when actual users leave the company). But, what licenses would they need??! My assumption is O365 E1 (for Flow, etc), then a PBI Pro license for gateway access..... but is this correct? The generic user would not need to be able to create or read reports, i don't think.... simply for connection authentication.

 

Any help or guidance would be great. 

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Microsoft v-jiascu-msft
Microsoft

Re: Server/Global account with Pro License

Hi @Nickodemus,

 

Please refer to this documentation for the ideas of Pro and free account. The main difference between a Free or Pro user is centered around sharing and collaboration. Connecting to all the data sources that Power BI supports is free. So you can determine if you need a Pro license.

 

Best Regards

Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
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Microsoft v-jiascu-msft
Microsoft

Re: Server/Global account with Pro License

Hi @Nickodemus,

 

Could you please mark the proper answer as solution?

 

Best Regards!
Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
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