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Managed Solution Not Secure

Hi there, I just finished my first app. I exported it as a managed solution, unzipped the file, and went to PowerApps to test it's security. Find the file location, import and open it, and everything is editable! I can't sell this application if I can't protect the source code! This is exactly what a managed solution ISN'T supposed to do. If I'm being dumb and doing the wrong thing please let me know. Otherwise this is a major security flaw with PowerApps.

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Hi @natrob,


I see you already found/replied to an existing related thread below.


I presume your concern is specifically with Canvas Apps? Note that with Dataverse components for model-driven apps you can set Managed Properties to control which components can be modified when installed as a managed solution.


Do also consider that from an Intellectual Property perspective, its still possible to get a copy of the managed solution and obtain all the metadata and assemblies of plugins (of which can also be decompiled). Even without a copy of the managed solution, it is not difficult for one to reverse engineer a Power App just by simply using it and becoming familiar with its functionality. Therefore, it is impractical and not worth trying to protect the source code from that perspective.


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