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sandy_rasa
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PowerApps with connection to Azure SQL db through a Power Automate flow using Service Principal combination

I have a solution which includes a Power App, a Power Flow and a Connection Reference to Azure SQL using a Service Principal account.  This all runs successfully when I test it under my login.

 

BUT when I share the application within other users they are prompted to enter in the Service Principal login details (tenant Id, client secret etc). 

 

I have tried numerous things including making the other user a co-owner of the application and flow.  In addition, all of the documentation I can find on Service Principals shows examples for connecting to Dataverse or Azure SQL only through powershell.  I cannot seem to find anything with the exact same architecture I have.

 

Is it even possible to use a Service Principal connection to Azure SQL in a Power Automate Flow within a Power App without the user having to enter in further credentials? 

 

The error message the other user got was:

 

{

  "status": 400,

  "message": "Invalid connection settings\r\n     inner exception: Not a valid data source.\r\nclientRequestId: xxxxxx",

  "error": {

    "message": "Invalid connection settings\r\n     inner exception: Not a valid data source."

  },

  "source": "sql-xxxxx-001.p.azurewebsites.net"

}

 

Invalid connection settings
     inner exception: Not a valid data source.
clientRequestId: xxxxxx

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GregShanks
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Did you resolve this issue? I've got the same problem.

Yes.  I did the following steps:

  • in the PowerApps settings, turned on "Improve data source experience and Microsoft Dataverse views"
  • remove the Power Automate flow from the app
  • In the app settings turned on “Enable enhanced Microsoft SQL Server connector” under 'Enhanced Settings'
  • add the Power Automate flow back into the app
  • save and re-publish the app

 

Hope that helps,

Sandy

 

GregShanks
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Thanks

Hi @sandy_rasa , @Pstork1,

   Does this lead to premium SQL connector license cost needed per user? 

We can use Power Apps to query Azure SQL via connector running under an SPN via a Power Automate flow so only one connection license is sufficient, correct even for multiple PowerApp users, however even that is charged as premium SQL connector per user license ? Please advise!

Since the flow is being triggered from the Power App it is running in the context of the user who triggers the flow. So Yes, this would require a Premium license for each user.



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Thanks @Pstork1 

 

Sorry to keep pestering on this topic.

 

What about a web service that fetches/updates the azure SQL data by using a service account? Do all the PowerApp/PowerAutomate workflow users still need Premium (SQL connector) licenses?

 

What about virtual tables created using Dataverse linked with external Azure SQL tables. Using virtual tables also needs all the PowerApp/PowerAutomate users of this flow to have Premium (SQL connector) licenses?

 

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Thanks @Pstork1 and @sandy_rasa for the insights,

 

Sorry to keep pestering on this topic.

 

What about using a web service (REST API microservice) that fetches/updates the azure SQL data by using a service account? Do all the PowerApp/PowerAutomate workflow users still need Premium (SQL connector) licenses?

 

What about using virtual tables in Dataverse that are linked with external Azure SQL tables. Using virtual tables also needs all the PowerApp/PowerAutomate users of this flow to have Premium (SQL connector) licenses?

 

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Dataverse connectors and HTTP connectors to run REST calls are also premium. So using either of those won't change the license requirement.  The license is the same for all three.  Using any Premium connector in a Power App or a flow triggered by a Power App will require all users to have either a per user or per app premium license. There is no way to get around that requirement.



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To use a REST Api you need to use the HTTP connector. That connector is also premium. So whether you use it or SQL all the users will need Premium licenses.



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