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Struggling more than a week |NEED HELP| Power Automate Cloud Flow for opening link, login and downloading file

Hi Team,

 

I am trying for a solution since a week, but unable to.. please share your suggestions and steps
The query is that Getting a Mail from outlook with a specific subject and reading a hyperlink and using that hyperlink will have to download its related PDF from the link, but before download the Link website has username and password.

I tried doing the same using Power Automate Desktop, and somewhere near successful.

But trying using Power Automate Cloud Flow, now i am only able to extract the hyperlink URL from the Mail and i don't know how to proceed ahead with/by opening the link in the background or in new tab, then login in using username and password, and downloading the PDF.
Any suggestions or guidance will be appreciated 🙂

please heklp
Thank You

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@Expiscornovus @SudeepGhatakNZ @grantjenkins @Sundeep_Malik @abm @Shuvam-rpa 
Experts Please Guide or Advice 🙂

SudeepGhatakNZ
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Power Automate Desktop is the right tool for the task. Why are you trying to achieve this using cloud flow?

 

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As requirement is such from Management that they want to use cloud flow, not PA desktop.
I tried doing the same thing using PA Desktop and I reached nearly success, but the management wants it to be done using PA Cloud flow.

 

Can you help me with any suggestions rather than using PA Desktop please.

it will be great help from you Master 🙂 @SudeepGhatakNZ 

Sundeep_Malik
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@Anonymous 

 

As @SudeepGhatakNZ said, PAD is the better tool for this. But still if your management wants a cloud flow, then ask them, this can only be possible with the help of an API.

From Cloud flow, you will use HTTP action to call the API, send the username and password to that API.

 

The API, will then take the credentials, login and download the file and return it to Cloud flow.

Then you can just save it.

 

But still if anyone else has an opinion about it or other solution, then you can take that too.

 

@Pstork1, any views? Am I correct here? Or there can be another easier approach??

abm
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Hi @Anonymous 

 

If management want to connect via Power Automate you need an API authentication to other website so that you can access the resources using Cloud flows. If there are no API support then Desktop flow is the only option like others already mentioned.

 

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Thank you @SudeepGhatakNZ @abm @Sundeep_Malik  for your time and guidance for the same.

 

Do you have example like any other blog, post or link which have similar solution implemented, i can try the same at my end.

 

Thank You Very Much 🙂 Experts

abm
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Hi @Anonymous 

 

I don't have a specific example for this. You need to have a look API implementation doc in general to get an idea about how to publish an API. There are lots of resources available out there. Once the API is available and authenticated you can use HTTP Get method to retrieve the resources from the source destination.

 

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You can use the HTTP action in Power Automate cloud flows to download a file, but that has no option for user authentication.  So unless there is some way to authenticate using a cookie or something in the header of the HTTP call there is no way to do this as a pure cloud flow.  You should be able to do it using PAD.



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