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How to give rights to an environment now?

Does anybody know how to give rights to a Power Apps environment these days? When I go to Admin it just says "Add Users" and says that the user will be added at some point. Then if I click on the "Assign Security Roles", I get this weird Dynamics screen at https://orgxxxxxxxx.crm.dynamics.com.

 

What am I supposed to do here? Do I have to assign a role? Or is adding a user in Step 1 enough to give a user admin rights to the environment? 

 

Oh for the days when we could just say "Environment Admin" or "Environment Maker". Microsoft, please bring back ease of use!

 

 
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Re: How to give rights to an environment now?

Hi @kbirstein2

Do you want to know how to assign user permission of environment? 

You could do this in admin center. However, you could only assign users with existing security role in this website.

Here are the steps:

 1\Navigate to Admin center(https://admin.powerapps.com/) , select Environments, then select the environment what you want.

2\select security tag, then select assign security roles

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3\Select the user ,then select manage roles

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 Then you choose assign user with the existing security role.

Actually, I more suggest you use power platform to manage users' permission.

https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/support 

The feathers in this platform are more.

You could also create new security role here.

We usually assign permission like this:

1\ Navigate to Admin center power platform admin center, select Environments, then select the environment what you want, select settings

2\Select User + permissions, then select security roles

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3\Select new, create a security role with the permission that you want

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4\In environment details page, select User + permissions, then select users

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3\Select the user ,then select manage roles, select the security role that you want to assign that user

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I think this links may help you a lot:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/create-users-assign-online-security-roles

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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Re: How to give rights to an environment now?

Hi @kbirstein2

Do you want to know how to assign user permission of environment? 

You could do this in admin center. However, you could only assign users with existing security role in this website.

Here are the steps:

 1\Navigate to Admin center(https://admin.powerapps.com/) , select Environments, then select the environment what you want.

2\select security tag, then select assign security roles

3117.jpg

 

3\Select the user ,then select manage roles

3118.jpg

 Then you choose assign user with the existing security role.

Actually, I more suggest you use power platform to manage users' permission.

https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/support 

The feathers in this platform are more.

You could also create new security role here.

We usually assign permission like this:

1\ Navigate to Admin center power platform admin center, select Environments, then select the environment what you want, select settings

2\Select User + permissions, then select security roles

3119.png

 

3\Select new, create a security role with the permission that you want

3110.png

 

4\In environment details page, select User + permissions, then select users

3111.png

 

3\Select the user ,then select manage roles, select the security role that you want to assign that user

31112.jpg

 

31113.png

 

 

I think this links may help you a lot:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/create-users-assign-online-security-roles

 

 

Best Regards,

 

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

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Re: How to give rights to an environment now?

Thanks for your detailed reply!


WOW! Is this REALLY what we are supposed to do now? What a nightmare! I am not a Dynamics User and I have no idea what to do in Step 3. On further investigation I see that the problem is that a Common Data Service database was created in my environment, which then switches you out of the simple Environment security those of us who write only canvas apps are used to and puts you into the Dynamics CDS security "over-the-top complexity" zone.

So I see there's no going back once a CDS database has been created in an environment since there doesn't appear to be any way to delete it so I've had to create a new Environment WITHOUT A DATABASE and move everything over to this new Environment. GRRRR!

 

So take a look at the two attachments if you want to understand exactly what I'm talking about. You only get the easy-to-use Environment Maker and Environment Admin security options if you DON'T create a database!

 

 

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Re: How to give rights to an environment?

Good news! Looks like things have changed in the past couple of days. In an environment where I have a CDS, there is now a drop-down of Roles, which makes security fairly easy to assign although I don't know what some of these roles mean! Thank goodness! get here by clicking Environment, Security, Assign Security Roles, choose the user and choose Manage Roles. For users that I don't want to be Administrator I just check all of these Roles below:

 
 

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If I want to make the person an Environment Admin, I understand that System Administrator is the same thing:

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