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Powerapps and Sharepoint Online Permissions



I created a PowerApp with a Sharepoint custom list as the data source. I granted all 315 users of the app "Site Member" status (R/W/E). 



  • The PowerApp has a LOT of validation in place (no blanks, min char counts for comments, etc.)
  • The Sharepoint URL leaked out and users have been creating new records DIRECTLY in the Sharepoint list instead of using the PowerApp
  • This has resulted in many partial records that make reporting impossible. 


  • How can I grant the correct permissions to allow users access to the Custom List but NOT give them permission to edit the Sharepoint list directly if they have the URL?


Thank you


Hi @WarrenBelz , where are you seeing all these checkboxes? If I go to:

1. Gear Icon

2. Site Settings

3. Site Permissions

4. Create a new group ('test')


I'm only given permission level checkboxes (Read, Edit, Contribute, etc.). 

Where are the granular controls you show above?


Hi @ericonline ,

You need control of the site (parent site if you are working on subsites), then as below
Gear icon > Site permissions


Advanced permission settings


Permission levels


Add a permission level (then you will get the screen I posted earlier)






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You can also prevent users from creating new records by -

1) Create new powerapps app by 'customize forms' from sharepoint list.

2) On your SharePointForm, remove all fields and create new label 'Please use Powerapps <link to the powerapps> to create/edit record"


This will prevent all users from directly create/edit/view records from the list.


Please reply if you have any further questions.





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The issue with this approach is that you need an additional Sharepoint-customized-form-PowerApp for each Sharepoint list. 


When a Stand-alone PowerApp has, say, 4 lists associated with it, you now need 4 additional PowerApps to support this approach. This can get complex quickly and it creates unnecessary apps in the environment as each Sharepoint customized form is actually a PowerApp.

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@WarrenBelzcan u share to me how to use this custom permissions? I've already create new custom permission "Power Apps Field Users" as your advise but i dont know how to use/share this permission to users within organization.. thanks

@twister ,

You need to share the list/ site with a group using that permission level.

@WarrenBelzthere is no selection for new perimssion..






@twister ,

Go into Advanced Site Permissions

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