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Power Apps Users Roles - Restrict App Creation


Can you restrict  some users from creating PowerApps in some environments.

I don't want to remove them from the environment. Only want to them to access but they can't create new powerapps.


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Re: Power Apps Users Roles - Restrict App Creation

Hi @dilman,


Would you please explain a bit for "I don't want to remove them from the environment."?

If you would like the user not be able to create App in the environments, then you may remove the user from the Environment Admin and the Environment Maker, only share the App (set with Can use permission) created in the Environments with the user.

Doing in this way would have those users only be able to use the App shared with them, but have no rights to create new app in the corresponding Environments.


For now, permission configured through the environments have two roles:

Environment Admin, Environment Maker.

Please check the Manage security for your environments part in the following article for more details:

Environments administration in PowerApps


The Environment Maker role can create resources within an environment including apps, connections, custom connectors, gateways, and flows using Microsoft Flow. Environment Makers can also distribute the apps they build in an environment to other users in your organization. They can share the app with individual users, security groups, or all users in the organization. For more information, see Share an app in PowerApps.





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Re: Power Apps Users Roles - Restrict App Creation

Hi @v-micsh-msft,


I only have myself as an Environment Admin and no one listed as an Environment Maker and still all users can create PowerApps within a specitic environment.  I am trying to create 3 environments as follows:

Development - Anyone can create/share/publish

Testing - Only limitted people can create/publish; anyone can share

Production - Same as Testing


Any help with why everyone can still create anything they would like would be much appreciated.

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Re: Power Apps Users Roles - Restrict App Creation



Did you find a solution? 


I'm in the exact same situation as you.  Users without Environment Maker can still create canvas apps in the environments where they have access. 

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Re: Power Apps Users Roles - Restrict App Creation

@NielsL sorry I have not nor did I hear back from @v-micsh-msft .  I have gotten close by going to and clicking the instance, and then "Manage Security".  It takes you to a list of users, but it doesn't tell you much about them or how to actually manage the security for the entire instance.  Also there is a "promote to admin" feature, but that is presumably a global admin of PowerApps and not really "admin" for the production, test or dev instance.

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