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szucsg
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Getting SP user ID from O365 user profile ID/Email for new user

Hello,

 

I am trying to build a flow for end users with a manual trigger where you can enter an email of a new colleague, choose a unit and then there two folders are created for the person within the given unit's folder within a Document library.

 

Now, I have used HTTP requests to break inheritance on the folders, to get the principal ID of the SP site group, and to assign roles for these site groups to the folders. This part works as expected.

 

There is one thing I cannot figure out - when I want to add access to the new employee for one of the folders via a HTTP request as well, I run into some issues. I use the 'Get Profile O365' action to get user's data from the email entered, but the O365 ID does not correspond with the SP user ID. I have checked some topics which suggest the following request to be used to get the proper ID:

 

_api/web/SiteUsers/getByEmail('name@company.com')

 

Nevertheless, they note that if the user has not visited the site, or any SP site before, the flow may not work and permissions will not be set up accordingly. In case of a new user, that's a likely scenario. What would be a workaround or a fail-safe method to get the proper user ID in this case?

 

thanks

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@PieterVeenstra thanks - there are some details regarding case why this isn't a best solution, however, I realized I was waaay over-complicating things and kind of forgot about the simple, out-of-the-box 'Grant access to a folder' action which just does what it says without the need of HTTP requests 🙂

 

Anyway, thanks for replying

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