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This article explains the steps to fix the Access to the resource is forbidden error while refreshing/loading/importing the data into Power BI Desktop.


Reset the data connection in the Power Bi Desktop app to re-enter the credentials. The steps to follow:

  1. Click on the File tab at the top left of Power BI Desktop.
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  2. Click on the Options and settings on the menu.
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  3. Select Data Source Settings to open the window shown below
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  4. Click on the Clear permissions and press Close.
  5. Now, re-enter the credentials while connecting to the required data sources to load the data as usual.