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Changing Passwords in data Dources RRS feed

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  • I have a centralized report server that connects to many other databases at different locations. Each location has a data source to it and uses the same service account. I need to update the data sources to the new password. A service account only gets 3 attempts before it locks up. I am afraid that users will be hitting the reports while they still have the old password in the data source and lock up the service account. If I put the report server database into restricted mode will it keep users from using the reports while I change the password in the data source?
    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:13 PM

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  • Hi Alad1nsane,

    Based on my test, the user can still access report when the ReportServer database in Restricted User Mode.

    You could try to remove “manage reports” task from role before modifying passwords in Data Sources, and add “manage reports” task after modifying passwords in Data Sources, or you could create a new temporarily role has the item-level permissions you want. Please refer to Tasks and Permissions - Item-Level Tasks which might help.

    In addition, you could try to create a new data source with new credentials and link this new data source to all dependent reports individually.

    Hope this could help you.

    Best Regards,

    Amelia


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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:40 AM
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    Best Regards,

    Amelia


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    Monday, March 16, 2020 1:21 AM