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Run PowerApps/Flow as system account



I am now working on migration from workflows to PowerApps/Flows.

First issue we have faced are sharepoint attachmets.... which as I can see are finally in development.


But second issue is that most of our workflows run under system account, as we dont want users to have direct access to list, but we want them to access them only via PowerApps/Workflow/Flow.


In SharePoint it was easy, we just used "Impersonation Step" or App step...


Is there something similliar in PowerApps/Flows? Or everything simply have to run under current user?


Thank you very much for info.

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Re: Run PowerApps/Flow as system account

Hi @Anonymous,


If you want the users to access SharePoint list in flow/powerapps (to create his own or use the one you shared with him that contains a SharePoint connection), they will have to have an account to access the list with the proper permission. Otherwise he cannot connect to the list. 


You could post this idea in the PowerApps Ideas forum, so it might be considered for future releases.




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