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davidstone
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Flow premium connector licensing and user-triggered events - workaround?

Hi. I have a scenario I don't think has been discussed before.

 

Firstly, this is about wanting to run a flow against a premium connector without having to license up all of my users.

 

I have observed that in some cases my Flows run as the user and some as the Flow owner. For example if I trigger a Flow from a PowerApp then it runs as the user (the flow in question sends an email, from them). If the action isn't triggered by a user, say it's triggered by a new item in SharePoint, then it runs as expected and the email comes from me.

 

In my scenario I needed the user to run the trigger, AND I needed the email to come from me, so I worked out that I could create a kind of double-hop trigger. Now, the user button creates an item in a list, while a second Flow has a trigger on items added to that list. That second flow sends the email as me every time.

 

Now, I don't want to 'cheat the system' in any way, but it occurs to me that I could follow this same approach to use a premium connector under one licensed user without licensing all my other users.

 

Open question: is that a terrible idea? I don't want to do anything that isn't sustainable.

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SamPo
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

@davidstone I don't have any experience with this but I perhaps you could set up your flow that sends an email with an HTTP trigger and then then the flow from the powerapps could trigger this flow via an HTTP action. Assuming the email flow would then send from your central account.

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