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  1. active directory authentication

    Active Directory Authentication on a user/group level instead of authenticating a hardcoded single user.

    Right now, we have to maintain an access list in Power BI, eventhough all access rights is already maintained in our AD. How can we solve this, if we don't want to use Row Level Security or maintain access lists in Power BI?

    9 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Incremental Updates to Enterprise Gateway

      As a pro user,
      I want the enterprise gateway to support increment updates
      so that my yuge datasets be updated quickly and more efficiently.

      42 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Power BI Enterprise Gateway fails to set SESSION_CONTEXT when connecting to a SQL Server 2016 database

        The Power BI Enterprise Gateway does receive encrypted individual credentials from the Power BI Service for the user logged into the service, but it does not set the SESSION_CONTEXT in SQL Server for the the user logged into the service.

        As a result, SQL Server Row-Level Security does not work as expected when connecting from the Power BI Enterprise Gateway because a user as defined in the administration of the gateway is being used for all users.

        Since the encrypted credentials of the user logged into the service are being passed to the gateway, which is stated in the documentation…

        18 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Expose a PBI Gateway API for up/down monitoring

          Expose an API to retrieve Gateways and test the connections so we can proactively monitor Gateway health. This way we could know a problem exists before our consumers do.

          33 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Access as a Datasource for Enterprise Gateway

            Add ability for the Enterprise Gateway to refresh data from an Access Database

            33 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add proxy configuration to Power BI ENterprise Gateway install routine

              Instead of manually adding proxy server settings to the xml files, it should be possible to configure/enter proxy server settings when installing the Power BI Enterprise Gateway.
              (..and please add idea category 'Infrastructure')

              40 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Group Workspace Schedule Refrersh

                Right now, every data set has to manually be scheduled for refresh. It would save a lot of time if you could schedule a refresh for an entire group that way you do not have to schedule a refresh every time a new data set is added.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Personal Gateway Scheduling Enhancements

                  The "Schedule Refresh" section of the Personal Gateway could be improved. Here are a few suggestions:

                  1. "Schedule Refresh" only supports "Daily" and "Weekly". I would like for it to support "Every XXX Minutes", "Hourly", and "Monthly".

                  2. Datasets do not support multiple schedules like a SQL Server agent job. You can basically define one schedule with up to 8 times. I would like more flexibility with scheduling.

                  3. The maximum number of times you can specify is 8. I want the refresh the data once every hour, but with only 8 options, the most I can do with this…

                  102 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Gateway data source menu dots

                    It took me quite a long time to find out how to delete data source in the gateway management. Then I noticed, that there are three very tiny dots (my eyesight is in good shape), which I can use to delete data source. It would be much more friendly if the dots were bigger :)

                    5 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • No notification mechanism in cloud if gateway goes offline

                      We have to keep on monitoring at regular intervals which is difficult. It would be good if we get notification from cloud if gateway goes offline.

                      17 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Multiple connection per system on gateway

                        Currently only one connection is allowed on a system in the gateway. We have multiple market implementation which requires different logon id for each market but connecting to the same system. Currently this is not possible on a single gateway. This requires adding additional gateway.

                        18 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • more specific info about why scheduled refresh failed

                          Hi, I really appreciate the email that is generated when the scheduled refresh failed. Would it be possible to add there:
                          - name or ID of workspace failed report is in?
                          - information why it failed (eg. "Could not resolve QueryDefinition due to invalid SourceEntity reference '<pi>_MyMeasures</pi>'. This error often happens after the Entity was renamed or deleted. Please update the query/visual to use the new name or undo the name change. - Source: 'User' "

                          It would be very helpful for us, who have many workspaces and need to know what is wrong.

                          Thank you,
                          Zuzana

                          13 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Better gateway / connectivity messages

                            When using the enterprise gateway, I was getting a message "the gateway server may be unavailable..." which was completely not the case. The issue turned out to be that a connection setting was missing.

                            In general, the gateway interface in the service needs much better messaging. It would be really excellent if I could go in to a given dataset, open up the scheduling options, and see each of the connections listed in the dataset - along with whether it matched up to an existing gateway connection, and if it was successful.

                            I would also like to be able to…

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Exasol to Gateway Data sources for Live/DirectQuery

                              Given that Exasol now has a certified connector to Power BI, please add Exasol to the list of data sources that support Live/DirectQuery in Gateway, in order to give maximum performance for this in-memory DB and so benefit Power BI users for Enterprise ready solutions.

                              1 vote
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                                1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • OOTB option to disable DirectQuery currently on Power BI service

                                As a Power BI administrator I want disable the functionality Direct Query when configure a Data Source using an On Premises Data Gateway.

                                Example:
                                I've a connection to Oracle but we want to be able to avoid Direct Query, just import of the information in the Cloud.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable OAuth for custom connectors published on enterprise gateway.

                                  It is currently put there as a bullet on limitations list. Why? Can anyone at least explain why OAuth is available on personal GW but not enterprise?

                                  5 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Gateway deletion

                                    Considering that a Gateway is very easy to be removed by human error, Will be considered in the next Gateway releases implement some deletion method (similar to the one used in Azure Portal for resources where you need to type the name of the resource as a security measure)? What happens if a gateway is deleted from the Power BI service? I'll not be able to recovery anymore right?
                                    At least consider in having the two functionalities ( Add Data Source / Remove) separated from the gateway “right click” options.

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Refresh Failure Email Summary

                                      It would be great if instead of one email per failure, we could get a summary email of all failures. I am the "owner" of close to 100 reports and when there is a gateway (or other) issue I receive close to 100 emails.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • moving data sources between gateway clusters

                                        Hello,
                                        It would be great if we have the ability to move data sources between gateway clusters so that we could use gateway cluster groups as categories etc or merge data sources that have initially been created in different clusters but are using the same gateway into one cluster.

                                        Thank you

                                        8 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Display the versionnumber of the power bi gateway in the powerbi portal

                                          In the power bi portal, under tools, manage gateways, make it visible that you can see the current version number of the gateway. Also show what the latest version is. And provide a download link.
                                          Finally give a small message / notification that your gateway is not update.

                                          1 vote
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