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Change original owner of a flow

Hello,

 

I have created a couple of flows under my own account, but I want to change it to a generic user in order to make sure that the flows keep running should my account be deleted one day.

 

I can add an owner to a flow, but behind the scenes I continue to be the original owner it seems. One example is that sending mails in a flow is done showing my name. The same goes for approval mails as part of the 'Start an approval' action.

 

Is there a way to make another owner the original owner of a flow?

 

Thanks and regards

Wim

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Re: Change original owner of a flow

Hi @wplingers,

 

Do you want to change the original owner of a flow within Microsoft Flow?

 

I afraid that there is no way to directly change the original owner of a flow within Microsoft Flow currently, if you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

In addition, if you want to make another owner (Another Microsoft Flow account) the original owner of your flow, you could consider take a try to export your flow as a Package and then import the flow package into another user Microsoft Flow account.

 

More details about exporting and importing your flows across environments with packaging, please check the following article:

Export and import your flows across environments with packaging

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Change original owner of a flow

Hi @wplingers,

 

Do you want to change the original owner of a flow within Microsoft Flow?

 

I afraid that there is no way to directly change the original owner of a flow within Microsoft Flow currently, if you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

In addition, if you want to make another owner (Another Microsoft Flow account) the original owner of your flow, you could consider take a try to export your flow as a Package and then import the flow package into another user Microsoft Flow account.

 

More details about exporting and importing your flows across environments with packaging, please check the following article:

Export and import your flows across environments with packaging

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Re: Change original owner of a flow

I stumbled upon this post this morning. I know it's a couple of years old, but I thought others might benefit from new information. I was faced with a Flow failing because the creator is no longer with the company. When I viewed the Flow owners it showed that person with the trash can disabled. I went into the User record for that person and did a "Reassign Records" to someone else and that seems to do the trick. He is no longer listed as an Owner and the person I reassigned to is and now has the disabled trash can. Might be common knowledge that you can do this, but I didn't know until this morning.

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Re: Change original owner of a flow

Hi - i want to know where to look for this step [ I went into the User record for that person and did a "Reassign Records" to someone else] 

 

Would be really helpful to know as we are to eventually to do the same in one of our Flows

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Re: Change original owner of a flow

Can you explain where one accesses the User Record?  Thanks!

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Re: Change original owner of a flow

Follow these steps to reassign User Record

 

  • Navigate to https://admin.flow.microsoft.com/
  • Select Environments then select the desired environment
  • Select Security 
  • Select Go To Power Platform Admin Center
  • Find the user then select

  • Under User properties select Reassign Records 

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