cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
cayerbear
Level: Powered On

Single account to access PowerApp app on several devices

Hey there, friends!  I am helping out a friend who works for a non-profit by developing a basic PowerApp//SharePoint for them to collect client information for grant funding.  Current situation:

 

- Very few 365 account slots available through the non-profit

- 6 donated tablets 

- Volunteers, not staff (who have 365 accounts), will be running 3 remote-outreach sites twice/month, usually same day

- Each outreach site will need at least two tablets to handle volume of clients.

 

My question is: Can I use a single, generic 365 account to login into a PowerApp app simultaneously for all 6 devices? I have sifted through the forumns and I have yet to find an answer to this question.

 

Clifford 

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Super User
Super User

Re: Single account to access PowerApp app on several devices

@cayerbear 

Yes, you can use the same login on multiple devices.  The app will not be impacted by that.

 

On a side note...do you have an Office 365 non-profit license?  If not, you should look into getting that for the organization.  With it, E1 licenses are free...so, you can create as many of them that are needed with no cost.  

Although you can use the same login for multiple users, there comes the question of accountability.  If there is an issue and you resolve it to be that particular account that caused the issue...how would you track it down to one person?  With free non-profit E1 licenses, at least everyone has an account and you can narrow down to a person if needed - also, you can control security and permissions.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

_____________________________________________________________________________________
Digging it? - Click on the Thumbs Up. Solved your problem? - Click on Accept as Solution. Others seeking the same answers will be happy you did.
3 REPLIES 3
Super User
Super User

Re: Single account to access PowerApp app on several devices

@cayerbear 

Yes, you can use the same login on multiple devices.  The app will not be impacted by that.

 

On a side note...do you have an Office 365 non-profit license?  If not, you should look into getting that for the organization.  With it, E1 licenses are free...so, you can create as many of them that are needed with no cost.  

Although you can use the same login for multiple users, there comes the question of accountability.  If there is an issue and you resolve it to be that particular account that caused the issue...how would you track it down to one person?  With free non-profit E1 licenses, at least everyone has an account and you can narrow down to a person if needed - also, you can control security and permissions.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

_____________________________________________________________________________________
Digging it? - Click on the Thumbs Up. Solved your problem? - Click on Accept as Solution. Others seeking the same answers will be happy you did.
Super User
Super User

Re: Single account to access PowerApp app on several devices

There is also the issue of legality.  Although you can login on multiple devices using the same account its not legal for multiple people to use the same account. Will it work, Yes.  Is it legal, not really as far as I know.



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.
cayerbear
Level: Powered On

Re: Single account to access PowerApp app on several devices

Thanks for the clarification!  I will also inquire about which type of license they currently hold.

 

@Pstork1 As far as "users" go --  the clients will be manually entering in thier personal information and submitting it through PowerApps form.  I am not sure if that qualifies as a "user" since they will not be creating or modifiying any MS product.  Still, this is an interesting consideration.  

 

@RandyHayes  Eventually, I will lock the tablets into a Kiosk-Mode (hopefully a feature with the tablets) so only a that powerApp and maybe another app can be accessed.  The tablets will also be located on a check-in table which is monitored by volunteers... but I understand what your saying about accountability. The plan was to make my account, and one other, the admin and restrict all others to form submission only.

Helpful resources

Announcements
firstImage

PowerApps Monthly Community Call!

Join us next Wednesday for our Demo Extravaganza, October 16, 2019 8am PDT.

firstImage

Microsoft Business Applications Virtual Launch Event

Watch the event on demand for an in-depth look at the new innovations across Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform.

Top Community Contributors for September  2019

Top Community Contributors for September 2019 🎉🎉

Let's thank our top community contributors

firstImage

Watch Sessions On Demand!

Continue your learning in our online communities.

Power Platform 2019 release wave 2 plan

Power Platform 2019 release wave 2 plan

Features releasing from October 2019 through March 2020

FirstImage

Power Platform World Tour

Coming to a city near you

thirdimage

PowerApps Community User Group Member Badge

Fill out a quick form to claim your user group badge now!

FourthImage

Join PowerApps User Group!!

Connect, share, and learn with your peers year-round

Top Kudoed Authors
Users Online
Currently online: 389 members 5,721 guests
Please welcome our newest community members: