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StephenF
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Government Community Cloud and Power Apps and Flow

Doing some initial research into environments as we just got PowerApps turned on for the government cloud.

 

Does anyone have any advice for environment management? Is it common to allow most users to use the default environment? I know every organization is different, but I am just trying to get a feel for how some tenants are setup. The one thing I don't think we want is having 10 different environments and having to maintain a ton of security to those. 

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @StephenF ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to manage your PowerApps environment?

 

Firstly, if you want to manage your PowerApps environment, you must meets the following requirements:

a) To manage an environment in the PowerApps Admin center, you must have one of these roles:
   1. The Environment Admin or System Administrator role of the environment, OR
   2. The Global Administrator role of your Azure AD or Office 365 tenant.

b) You also need either a PowerApps Plan 2 or Microsoft Flow Plan 2 license for your sign in account at least to access the admin center. 

Please check the following article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/environments-administration#access-the-powerap...

 

More details about Managing environments in PowerApps, please check the following article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/environments-administration

 

On your side, you could create different envronments based on your business needs. E.G. Developer Environment and Production Envirronment.

You could develop your apps within your Developer Environment. When you want to release your app, you could depoly the app into your Production environment.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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v-xida-msft
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Hi @StephenF ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to manage your PowerApps environment?

 

Firstly, if you want to manage your PowerApps environment, you must meets the following requirements:

a) To manage an environment in the PowerApps Admin center, you must have one of these roles:
   1. The Environment Admin or System Administrator role of the environment, OR
   2. The Global Administrator role of your Azure AD or Office 365 tenant.

b) You also need either a PowerApps Plan 2 or Microsoft Flow Plan 2 license for your sign in account at least to access the admin center. 

Please check the following article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/environments-administration#access-the-powerap...

 

More details about Managing environments in PowerApps, please check the following article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/environments-administration

 

On your side, you could create different envronments based on your business needs. E.G. Developer Environment and Production Envirronment.

You could develop your apps within your Developer Environment. When you want to release your app, you could depoly the app into your Production environment.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

That makes a lot of sense. 

 

For our setup, our team is the data management team for our entire organization, so the SA, EA and Global Administrator rights would all be in the same functional area.  So it is possible that myself and others on our team will share SA roles. For the plan 2 thing, I believe we are working on that.

 

My main question really falls within security business units. Since we are a city government and are largely decentralized, meaning large departments often have their own rule sets, I was thinking it would make sense to create business units as security groups within one environment. Then we could replicate that as a test and/or dev environment for testing, as you described below.

 

I've read a lot of different articles on business units, but I am trying to see if there are any potential drawbacks of using this structure that I am not seeing. I'm trying to prevent having a ton of environments since it seems like migrating data between them is quite involved. 

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