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dave8
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Impactful Individual

How can I decide if I should create Power Apps Portal App or Canvas App?

Hello,

 

I require to create an app with following listed requirements, I was wondering how can I decide if I should create Canvas App or Power Apps Portal App?

 

Major requirement is as follows:

 

  • App should open and aligned with any device of any screen size.
  • App should be shared with External user.
  • App should have anonymous access.

Can you help?

 

Thanks,

 

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Jeff_Thorpe
Super User
Super User

The requirement of external users and anonymous access would indicate the need for a Power Apps Portal. You will need a Portal add-on license to cover external Authenticated users and Unauthenticated (anonymous) users.



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ganeshsanap
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Super User

@dave8  For your requirements, you should use Power Apps portals.

 

Power Apps Portals help you create external-facing websites that allow users outside your organization to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in Dataverse, or even browse content anonymously.

 

For more information on types of Power Apps, refer: Overview of creating apps in Power Apps 


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dave8
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Hi @ganeshsanap @Jeff_Thorpe 

 

Thank you for your time and response here!

 

Could you please share following:

 

  1. What are the prerequisites to convert portal into Production?
  2. Does it require any specific license/role for users who are accessing portal?
  3. Can I disable anonymous access of portal when required?
  4. When I try to register in portal with external account, it says as follows - does it mean, every portal app has to be granted with permission in the external organization in Azure AD? if yes, what is the process?
  5. Portal1.png
  6. How can I customize Portal app as canvas app without writing manual code for CSS/components?

 

Thanks,

dave8
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

I see that canvas app can be shared with AD Guest user, then what is the need of creating Portal app?

 

Thanks,

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