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KTNN0
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Block Flow usage

So I understand that it is impossible to desactivate Flow for users because they can always use the free version. However, can a company block users from manipulating its own company data (SharePoint, Outlook, ...)?

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/organization-q-and-a

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Hi @KTNN0 

 

You can also revoke the free license from the office admin panel I believe. 

 

For SharePoint, you have this powershell commandlet as mentioned here to disable flow. 

https://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=786

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/sharepoint-online/Set-SPOSite?view=sharepoint-ps

 

For Outlook, the user will only be able to access their own emails/ events etc for manipulation. If you could share more details on this, we might be able to assist you better. 

 

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Thank you for your answer. I'm getting more and more convinced that it's impossible to prevent users to work with Flow:
 
What is the Microsoft Flow Free Plan?
The Microsoft Flow Free Plan is used only for tracking purposes. Enabling or disabling it has no effect on a user's ability to create flows. If you disable the Microsoft Flow Free Plan, it becomes enabled again when a user logs in. This is the expected behavior.

Hi @KTNN0 ,

 

I assume that the following doc could be a reference for you:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/organization-q-and-a

 

About how to restrict the use of organizational-only data inside of Microsoft Flow, it is possible though Data loss prevention policies. More details about DLP please check it at here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/prevent-data-loss

 

Best regards,

Mabel          

 

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ScottShearer
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@KTNN0 

I suggest opening a ticket with Microsoft on this.  I believe that you can block Flows from being created from outside of your tenant (such as with a free license) which access data in vour environment but this can only be done via a ticket.

 

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As of 12/19 you can block all trial licenses in O365

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/powerapps-powershell#block-trial-licenses-comm...

 

I'd try that to see if it helps your issue.

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