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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, ...)?

Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: Block Flow usage

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.


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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Level: Power Up

Re: Block Flow usage

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.
Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Block Flow usage

Hi @KTNN0 ,


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


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:


Best regards,



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Super User
Super User

Re: Block Flow usage


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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Re: Block Flow usage

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


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

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