Power BI Access to the Resource is Forbidden [Solved]

Are you stucking with the “Access to the resource is forbidden” error in Power BI, especially when trying to connect to a SharePoint Online list?

In this Power BI article, I will tell you how to fix the access to the resource is forbidden error in Power BI.

Power BI Error: Access to the Resource is Forbidden

When I try to connect the SharePoint online site to Power BI, this type of error occurs, like “Unable to connect: Access to the resource is forbidden.” Check the screenshot below.

access to the resource is forbidden power bi

The above error in Power BI typically occurs when the user does not have the necessary permissions to access the requested resource.

Power BI Access to the Resource is Forbidden [Solved]

Now, we see how to fix the expression. Error: access to the resource is forbidden in Power BI.

1. Open Power BI Desktop. Then, click on the “File” tab located at the top left corner of Power BI.

Power BI access to the resource is forbidden

2. Then, click Options and settings on the menu. Select the Data source settings.

access to resource is forbidden power bi

3. Select the site URL and click “Edit Permission” on the Data source settings page.

Access to the resource is forbidden error in Power BI

4. Then, an Edit Permissions pop-up comes here. Click the Edit button.

Power BI details access to the resource is forbidden

5. Sign in with your account Using the “Sign in” option.

How to fix the "Access to the resource is forbidden" error in Power BI

6. After Signing in to your account, you can see that no error is coming when I try to give the site URL to get data.

access to resource is forbidden in Power BI

This way, you can fix access to the resource is forbidden Error in Power BI.

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When you try to connect, Ensure that your user account to connect to the SharePoint list has the necessary permissions to access the list data.

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