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DSM
Advocate I
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Flow receiving variable from azure automation

Hello,

 

I managed to created flow that passes variables ( from email or sharepoint ) to azure automation runbooks.

 

Now, I'd like to receive variables from those runbooks back to flow .

 

How is this acheivable ?

 

Thanks,

David

 

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v-yuazh-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @  DSM,

 

Could you please share a screenshot of the configuration of your flow?

 

Do you want to receive variables from runbooks back to flow after passes variables to azure automation runbooks in your flow?

 

Please share more details so we could provide a proper workaround for you

 

 

Regards,
Alice Zhang

Hello Alice,

 

Yes , I do want to receive variables from runbooks back to flow after passing variables to the same azure automation runbook.

 

In this example , the variables ( name and days ) are taken from a sharepoint list, to put a user on Litigation Hold.

 

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Flow sends those 2 variables to the runbook and put the user on Litigation Hold 

 

f2.PNG

 

It works very well, but I need to have some kind of confirmation that the command ran successfully, and return back to sharepoint. An output of "get-mailbox" would be great but I dont know how to return it back to Flow.

 

Thanks for you help,

David

 

Hello Alice 

 

Waiting for your valuable input....

 

-David

GabrielStJohn
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hey, @v-yuazh-msft!

 

@DSM is in further need of assistance on this issue. Please help this user out if you are able to solve thier problem!

 

Thanks!

 

Gabriel

Flow Community Manager

- Gabriel
Community Manager
Power Automate | Power Virtual Agents
Super User Program Manager



Hi,

 

I am trying to do the same thing - Any chance , Did you found solution.?

Hi,

 

I found a solution of doing it.

You can do it by passing a variable and then compose a variable. Then generating the variable output as string(output) and passing it as Automation Job ID.

Let me know, if you need screenshot.

@abbas_sayyed - Can you please provide a screenshot? I am also trying to pass output from an Azure Automation runbook back into flow. For example, users create a list item in SharePoint, using that data, I input into Azure Automation Runbok to create a work item in Azure DevOps. I then want to write the work item ID created in the runbook back to the SharePoint list item. How are you passing something as Automation Job Id?

You will have to use hybrid worker group in Azure Automation , then pass the variable as Webhook in runbook.

Thanks @abbas_sayyed.  I actually found what I was looking for. In Flow, Azure Automation has a task called Get Outputs which I didn't see. I was exepcting the output from the Create Job task. So I added another task after Create Job for Get Output which then passes the output as the "Content" dynamic content. All good!

Could you please send the screen shot for receiving variable from azure automation. And also share the screen shot for azure automation output.

Thanks & Regards

Jacob Robinson

issac_franklin
Helper III
Helper III

@DSM @abbas_sayyed Hello People

 

I am kinda new to this area and would really appreciate your help. However I am just a beginner in scripting so need your help here.

I am creating user account in AAD through Flow and set shared mailbox permission through Azure Automation. But I am not sure how I can get the username from Flow and pass it on to Automation Run book. Any suggestion would really help me.

 

Also I would like to learn more on scripting so if you know any tutorials or anything, please advise.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

1. Configure webhook in Azure Automation. (You can achieve the same thing via FunctionApp also)

2. In flow - use “HTTP” trigger and send Payload that you’ll get in runbook. 

issac_franklin
Helper III
Helper III

Hey @AbbasMSFT 

 

Thanks for your feedback, I have created a flow and setup the webhook that calls the job. However everytime I put the input in the Flow and job is triggered, after a few minutes it gets suspended.

 

Purpose : Provision send as permission to a shared mailbox for the user

 

Modules installed : ExchangeOnlineManagement, Exchange OnlineShell, MSOnline

 

Script configured in Azure Automation : 

 

I am just a beginner in scripting and I have modified the existing scripts from gallery.

 

{
[CmdletBinding()]
param(
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
[System.String]
$UPN,
[parameter(mandatory=$false)]
[system.string[]]
$Users,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[System.Management.Automation.CredentialAttribute()]
$localCredentials,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[System.Management.Automation.CredentialAttribute()]
$o365adminCredentials,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
[System.String]
$W,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[System.String]
$upn1=$Input.UserName, #Get User name from Flow
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[System.String]
$user1=$Input.SharedMailboxName #Get Sharedmailbox details
)

#Connect Exchange Online
Function Connect-ExchangeOnline {
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Magenta "Attempting to connect to Exchange Online"
$EOSession = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri 'https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/?proxymethod=rps' -Credential $o365AdminCredentials -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $EOSession -AllowClobber -DisableNameChecking
}
try {
Connect-ExchangeOnline | Out-Null
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Cyan 'OK'
}
catch {
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Red 'Could not connect to Exchange Online. Exiting.'
return;
}
if ($Users){
foreach ($User in $Users){
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Cyan "Assigning $user FullAccess and SendAs rights on $Alias"
Add-MailboxPermission -Identity $upn1 -AccessRights FullAccess -User $user1 -Confirm:$false -whatif
Add-RecipientPermission -Identity $upn1 -AccessRights SendAs -Trustee $user1 -Confirm:$false -whatif
}
}
#Disconnect from EOL
Get-PSSession | Remove-PSSession -Verbose
}

 

I am also okay to take any other easy way to achieve solution, Your help is greatly appreciated...!

Try this, You are not parsing Body of Webhook.

param(
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[object] $WebHookData
)
$WebhookName = $WebHookData.WebhookName
$WebhookHeaders = $WebHookData.RequestHeader
$WebhookBody = $WebHookData.RequestBody
$Input = (Convertfrom-Json -InputObject $WebhookBody)
Write-Output "$Input"
############## Parsing JSON from Webhook ###############

 

Here's how to you connect to your env.

 

$Cred = Get-AutomationPSCredential -Name "Account_Name_in_Creds"

issac_franklin
Helper III
Helper III

@AbbasMSFT Thanks again for your response, However I could not achieve the results. Below is what exactly configured now and it ends with error as below. I am sorry that I have to ask you lot of questions since I have no experience with this.

 

I have just tried to get the output without adding in the powershell script, but it fails as you can see below. 

 

Errors in Az Automation : 

 

Error 1 : ParserError:

Error 2 : Line |

Error 3 : 1 | … -42d2-aff7.ps1' -WebhookData {WebhookName:WHK01,RequestB …

Error 4 : | ~

Error 5 : | Missing argument in parameter list.

 

Fig 1 : Flow Configuration 

 

PS Script in AZ Automation : 

 

issac_franklin_1-1637057990777.png

 

Powershell script I am trying to use to achieve my results : 

 

{
param(
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[object] $WebHookData
)
$WebhookName = $WebHookData.WHK01
$WebhookHeaders = $WebHookData.RequestHeader
$WebhookBody = $WebHookData.RequestBody
$Input = (Convertfrom-Json -InputObject $WebhookBody)
Write-Output "$Input"
############## Parsing JSON from Webhook ###############

$Cred = Get-AutomationPSCredential -Name "SA-EXOAutomationAccount"

#Connect Exchange Online
Function Connect-ExchangeOnline {
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Magenta "Attempting to connect to Exchange Online"
$EOSession = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri 'https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/?proxymethod=rps' -Credential $o365AdminCredentials -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $EOSession -AllowClobber -DisableNameChecking
}
try {
Connect-ExchangeOnline | Out-Null
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Cyan 'OK'
}
catch {
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Red 'Could not connect to Exchange Online. Exiting.'
return;
}
if ($Users){
foreach ($User in $Users){
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Cyan "Assigning $user FullAccess and SendAs rights on $Alias"
Add-MailboxPermission -Identity $upn1 -AccessRights FullAccess -User $user1 -Confirm:$false -whatif
Add-RecipientPermission -Identity $upn1 -AccessRights SendAs -Trustee $user1 -Confirm:$false -whatif
}
}
#Disconnect from EOL
Get-PSSession | Remove-PSSession -Verbose
}

I had the very same error in Automation Account Runbook when it was using powershell in 7.1 version. Creating a new Runbook in version 5.1 did solve the problem.

issac_franklin
Helper III
Helper III

@zagruby Hey
Thank you for your response, I tried with Version 5.1 however I am ending with the below error.

 

Error :

issac_franklin_0-1637764149421.png

 

Below are my configurations :

 

param(
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[object] $WebHookData
)
$WebhookName = $WebHookData.WHKPS51 #Webhook name configured in Az Automation
$WebhookHeaders = $WebHookData.SharedMbx #SharedMbx is the data I am getting in Flow (Attached the screenshot below.
$WebhookBody = $WebHookData.UsrName #UsrName is the data I am getting in Flow (Attached the screenshot below.
$Input = (Convertfrom-Json -InputObject $WebhookBody)
Write-Output "$Input"
############## Parsing JSON from Webhook ###############

$Cred = Get-AutomationPSCredential -Name "SA-EXOAutomationAccount"

#Connect Exchange Online
Function Connect-ExchangeOnline {
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Magenta "Attempting to connect to Exchange Online"
$EOSession = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri 'https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/?proxymethod=rps' -Credential $o365AdminCredentials -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $EOSession -AllowClobber -DisableNameChecking
}
try {
Connect-ExchangeOnline | Out-Null
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Cyan 'OK'
}
catch {
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Red 'Could not connect to Exchange Online. Exiting.'
return;
}
if ($Users){
foreach ($User in $Users){
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Cyan "Assigning $user FullAccess and SendAs rights on $Alias"
Add-MailboxPermission -Identity $WebhookHeaders -AccessRights FullAccess -User $UsrName -Confirm:$false -whatif
Add-RecipientPermission -Identity $WebhookHeaders -AccessRights SendAs -Trustee $UsrName -Confirm:$false -whatif
}
}
#Disconnect from EOL
Get-PSSession | Remove-PSSession -Verbose
 
Webhook :
 
issac_franklin_1-1637764331401.png

 

 

Flow : 

 

issac_franklin_2-1637764456168.png

 

 It would be great if you could help solving this problem.
Thanks in advance

 

I think that this is because you are wrongly referencing RequestBody: here you have a proper script link.

 

First you need to catch whole requestbody by sth like this:$ReqBody = $WebhookData.RequestBody and then iterate over it with if condintion to cacth usr name and mailbox.

 

This will produce nothing:

 $WebhookHeaders = $WebHookData.SharedMbx $WebhookBody = $WebHookData.UsrName 

 

 

 

Hey
Thanks again, I have modified the script completely and called Azure Automation Job from Power Automate and it worked perfectly.

 

param(
 [parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
 [string] $SharedMbx,
 [parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
 [string] $UsrName
)
$SharedMailbox = $SharedMbx
$UserName = $UsrName
$connection = Get-AutomationConnection –Name AzureRunAsConnection
$tenant = Get-AutomationVariable -Name 'TenantName'
Connect-ExchangeOnline –CertificateThumbprint $connection.CertificateThumbprint –AppId $connection.ApplicationID –ShowBanner:$false –Organization $tenant
Write-Output "Assigning $UserName SendAs rights on $SharedMailbox"
Add-RecipientPermission -Identity $SharedMailbox -AccessRights SendAs -Trustee $UserName -Confirm:$yes

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