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PowerApps allow guest users to connect to Azure SQL database with AAD integrated feature

Hi, I have a specific problem to which I couldn't find any answer online.


The situation is the following: We created a Canvas app that connects to the Azure SQL database. We set the connection type to be AAD integrated.


Users that are members of the AD can see the data in the app, but guest users, even though we gave them all the rights and PowerApps plan, cannot see the data. they receive the same authorization window as members, but when they click on allow, the app starts but no data is being pulled from the SQL database.



When we try to connect directly to the Azure SQL database with the guest user email and credentials (via SQL server management studio), everything works as expected and the guest can see all the tables.


When we use implicitly shared connection (with SQL server authentification), guests can see the data, but we need to use AAD integrated due to its security.


So far we tried:

  • Changing PA environment from sandbox to production
  • Adding special permissions in SQL database like database owner etc
  • Trying out different AAD guest user settings, eq- setting that guest users have the same privileges as members (picture below).



Nothing seems to work. I would be more than happy if you could tell me how to make this work or even push me in the right direction.


Frequent Visitor

Or if someone who is an Expert in PowerApps can state that this is currently not supported (Guest user accessing Azure SQL database from PowerApps, using Azure AAD Integrated connection option), so that we could start exploring other options?

Frequent Visitor

I am also stuck and unable to build app using Azure SQL Database for my customer as I am added as AAD guest users (External users) in Azure SQL Database.

Microsoft is not consistent throughout the power platform. This is very much possible in Power BI. Is there any other way? Can anybody help? 

Advocate I
Advocate I

I'm also stuck with this.  We have a powerapps application which refers to an Azure SQL database.


Users from the same tenancy can see the data in the application, using the AAD authentication included within the Powerapps to Azure SQL connector.   Users are added to a security group that is granted permissions on the database.... all good.


Guest users, i.e. those with an EXT account from other organisations, can access the database when added to the same security group using other applications (eg. PowerBI or Microsoft SQL Server Manager), however, they cannot see the data through the powerapp.   The application simply opens and no data is displayed.


This is a known issue with the PA to Azure SQL connector (and has been for quite a while).   We are just looking for a timeframe for resolution and to understand if this is on a roadmap (or we have to look for an alternative way to do this).

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Any update on this? 

We do have guest user under AAD and given role - Power Platform Admin.

SQL - he is able to access it using SQL SSMS and able to connect with SQL DB and able to see tables.


While he is giving connection to SQL using PowerApps then its giving below error:

Unexpected Exception : Microsoft.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Login failed for user '<token-identified principal>'. The server is not currently configured to accept this token.


Also when member user is creating the SQL connection under PowerApps and connection is happening, Shared with Org option, it's giving below error:

"The connection with id '/providers/Microsoft.PowerApps/apis/shared_sql/connections/30bxxxxx' of type 'sql' cannot be shared."

Please have a look and update. Thanks

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If this is bug then what is alternative way?

Advocate III
Advocate III

I am having exactly the same problem. Has anyone got any idea what the work around is?

Please can everyone in this thread go here and vote for this to be resolved?


Thanks all

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@LaelH Why you need Vote on that..this is the issue/bug not an new idea for PowerApps. This Issue has been identified since Feb '21 and still pending and not working. This is bug in PowerApps, no one has looked yet since a long time.

Let us know the alternative way? 

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Alternative way : Create AAD user and use it in PowerApps with required RBAC roles - permissions.

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