This guide will walk you through on how to fix generic authentication errors. This type of error occurs when the data source is not completely authenticated, and therefore the authentication fails.
As a first step, please re-authenticate the data source by following one of the guides below:
Data Studio: How to re-authenticate a Data Studio connector
Google Sheets: How to re-authenticate a Google Sheets connector
Microsoft Excel: How to re-authenticate an Excel connector
If the error persists, please re-authenticate the data source in another browser (eg: from Chrome to Firefox etc.) and if that doesn't help, please do the same in incognito mode.
In some cases, you will need to force a refresh for account data by following all the steps from this guide: Forcing a Refresh for Account Data
Please note that this guide is applicable for these products: Google Sheets, Data Studio & Microsoft Excel.
This feature primarily applies to the following data sources:
- Adobe Analytics
- Microsoft Advertising
- Google AdSense
- Google My Business
- LinkedIn Ads
For Data Studio only
If the guide above didn't help, please do the following:
- Follow this guide: How Can I Remove My Account From the Data Studio Connectors?
- Follow the section "Removing a user account" and click on reauthenticate. In some cases, you might need to remove completely all user accounts to get a fresh login. To do so, click on the bin icon and click on continue to proceed.
If everything fails
If and only the error persists, please remove the data source completely by following this guide:
How Do I Completely Remove a Data Source from Data Studio?. Note that you must be the owner of the data source file to complete all of the steps.
- Click on revoke. Please make sure to click on revoke access.
- Click on remove to confirm.
If you continue to have issues after trying the above actions, please submit a request to support with the details of the issue and we will assist you.