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HarishNayak
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Hi All,

 

I have created a canvas app and linked it to sharepoint list. I have shared this app with other users.

 

Is it possible for the users of this app to know the sharepoint list to which this app is connected. My idea is to keep the list and its name hidden from users using this app. So trying to understand if there is a way some user (smart user :)) would be able to somehow get to know the list or the link to the sharepoint list.

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LRVinNC
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If the app was built as a "freestanding app" (not under a Teams site) and was shared to others as a user (not Co-owner) via simply the app's URL, I can't think of a way they could readily determine the underlying list.  If the app was shared as a co-owner, then they could definitely figure it out by editing the app, but if safeguarding this information was your goal it is highly unlikely you would have shared the app with the user as a co-owner.  Share as User would be the logical choice.

 

If the app was built on a SharePoint list created inside a Teams site,  and the app as linked to the Team, perhaps on a tab, it might be possible for the savvy user to open the SharePoint associated with the Teams site and see the lists that exist in the SharePoint site associated to the Team.  If they viewed the data in the lists, they might be able to infer the associated app although there still would be nothing explicit to say the app runs on a specific list.  

I can't speak to this if the app was created using Dataverse as I have not yet used Dataverse.  

 

 

LRVinNC

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LRVinNC
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Super User

If the app was built as a "freestanding app" (not under a Teams site) and was shared to others as a user (not Co-owner) via simply the app's URL, I can't think of a way they could readily determine the underlying list.  If the app was shared as a co-owner, then they could definitely figure it out by editing the app, but if safeguarding this information was your goal it is highly unlikely you would have shared the app with the user as a co-owner.  Share as User would be the logical choice.

 

If the app was built on a SharePoint list created inside a Teams site,  and the app as linked to the Team, perhaps on a tab, it might be possible for the savvy user to open the SharePoint associated with the Teams site and see the lists that exist in the SharePoint site associated to the Team.  If they viewed the data in the lists, they might be able to infer the associated app although there still would be nothing explicit to say the app runs on a specific list.  

I can't speak to this if the app was created using Dataverse as I have not yet used Dataverse.  

 

 

LRVinNC

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HenryARPhillips
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Hi,

Not easily but I was able to determine the list by way of Edge developer tools as an example but again I can't see this being done or why someone would do this as you are implying that they should have access by way of sharing the app with them.

 

So I would just deal with any users using the list in the non intended fashion individually.

 

Thanks

Henry

HarishNayak
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Helper I

thanks @HenryARPhillips  @LRVinNC this helps

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