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Connecting PowerApps to SQL Server without giving access to SQL server



I have created a form on PowerApps which runs a flow using power automate that is connected to SQL Server to pull SQL server tables in the form.

I want to distribute the link to the PowerApps form to everyone in the organization. The employees will submit their data to the form and this information should get stored in SQL Server. 


Everything works great if an employee/user has contributor access to SQL server.


However, I do not want to give any level of access to the employees to SQL Server (except for the creators of the App). 

Is it possible for the employee to add the data via the PowerApps form to SQL server but not have access to SQL server databases/tables/views? Or What can be done to have minimum access to the back-end database?



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All users will need a premium license for Power Apps.  But the SQL connector is an implicitly shared connector.  It uses a connection account to access SQL and individual users don't need access to SQL as long as the connection account has access.  The downside is that since the connection is implicitly shared any user can use it to create their own app.  So although they don't have access the connection does.

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