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Get MS Teams to load up a specific PowerApp automatically

I have a project that requires the use of 2 PowerApps, one for an Admin and one for general Project Users. I have been able to automatically create an MS Team and insert tabs, specifically the PowerApp tab via PowerShell's MSTeams commands. The only problem i'm having is that for security purposes, I don't want normal Project Users to be able to install and use the admin PowerApp within their own Project Team. 


So far I can automatically create a PowerApp tab within a team, but the limitation is that MS Teams forces you to install PowerApps into the tab everytime a team is created. See screenshot below:




As you can see, this screen appears everytime. I want it so that the specific PowerApp will load automatically. 


I know this is a little niche but it is quite important. If anyone has achieved this or had experience I would be grateful for help!



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Re: Get MS Teams to load up a specific PowerApp automatically

Hi @ajennings1 ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to auto-install PowerApps within your PowerApps tab in your MS Teams, and open a specific app?


Based on the needs that you mentioned, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.


Currently, within Microsoft Teams, we could only install PowerApps into the tab manually. There is no way supported to install PowerApps into a MS Teams Tab automatically.


If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Get MS Teams to load up a specific PowerApp automatically

@v-xida-msft ,


Thanks for the response. That is basically my scenario. This is a more detailed, step-by-step guide to my original idea:


- Admin creates a new Project in a SQL table via the Admin PowerApp

- This new item triggers a flow that calls a PowerShell Runbook in Azure Automation, containing the script that creates a new MS Team and the PowerApp tab automatically.

- The PowerApp in the tab loads up with the non-Admin version, pre-installed.


That was my initial hypothesis but it seems a little too complex to workaround.


Even if there was a way of limiting the list of PowerApps the user could install from MS Teams i.e. blocking the Admin PowerApp from being installed within a new team?

I think more research needs to be done!



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