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CredentialQueryString record in the Web.Contents() #160

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cwebbbi opened this Issue Oct 23, 2018 · 5 comments

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cwebbbi commented Oct 23, 2018

Hi all,

On this page:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-query/connectorcertification
it states that if you're using Web.Contents() and Extension.CurrentCredentials() "If GET is required, connector MUST use the CredentialQueryString record in the Web.Contents() options record to pass in sensitive credentials". CredentialQueryString does not seem to be documented anywhere though...? I can guess what it does, but I'd like to know for sure!

Thanks,

Chris

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CurtHagenlocher commented Oct 23, 2018

CredentialQuery (not CredentialQueryString -- that looks like a typo in the docs @cpopell) does the same thing as Query except that it keeps the values out of the logs/telemetry that we write.

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cwebbbi commented Oct 23, 2018

Thanks!

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cwebbbi commented Oct 28, 2018

One more question about this, sorry - at the moment I see this is supported in custom connectors but not in Power BI Desktop. Is this ever going to be supported in Power BI Desktop? Would it even be useful in Power BI Desktop (I don't think it would)? But what is the policy on maintaining consistency between M in Power BI Desktop and M in custom connectors and potentially other places?

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CurtHagenlocher commented Oct 29, 2018

We want to discourage people from storing credentials inside their queries. Supporting this option in a normal query would be counter to that spirit.

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cwebbbi commented Oct 29, 2018

Fair enough.

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