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Enabling "Lock down" mode for Kiosk Applications

 Hello,

 

I am looking to design a Public Access Directory kiosk using PowerApps. I can set up the computer itself with "assigned access" mode that launches PowerApps at startup, but as far as I can tell after reviewing this thread, there is no actual way to prevent users who are logged onto PowerApps from accessing other apps or even Microsoft Sample apps:

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Forum/Is-it-possible-to-use-quot-assigned-access-quot-...

 

Is it possible to configure PowerApps to automatically launch a particular app when logged in, and require a code or something to exit?

 

 

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@AEViescas wrote:

 Hello,

 

I am looking to design a Public Access Directory kiosk using PowerApps. I can set up the computer itself with "assigned access" mode that launches PowerApps at startup, but as far as I can tell after reviewing this thread, there is no actual way to prevent users who are logged onto PowerApps from accessing other apps or even Microsoft Sample apps:

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Forum/Is-it-possible-to-use-quot-assigned-access-quot-...

 

Is it possible to configure PowerApps to automatically launch a particular app when logged in, and require a code or something to exit?

 

 


Hi,

I have the same request, same situation on Android.

Regards

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 I wonder if anything has progressed since 2017 on this issue?

 

1. I have set up a Windows 10 Pro (1809) Kiosk which runs simple PowerApp in Edge. This works but cannot be fully locked down as the PowerApps title/menu bar is still visible giving access to Office 365, Dynamics and other apps. What is required is something like the Access runtime environment for PowerApps. 

 

2. When PowerApps run it requires log in everytime the Kiosk is opened. Can the login details be remembered for the Kiosk. (The Kiosk itself has no password.)

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I have digital signage touchscreens running a PowerApp. Windows 10 as been configured to run in single-app kiosk mode and auto-signs in to Windows, launches the PowerApps Store App full screen, no title bar, Exit button etc. (FYI - you can achieve this by turning on tablet mode in Windows); but then it shows the list of available PowerApps and you need to launch the specific app. I need to be able to boot directly into a specific PowerApp app and not just as far as the list of available apps.

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Yes, I have the same request. I have an Android tablet in which I would like to show only one app and I would like to lock it (if I swipe from left to right the app closes and I can see all the apps in the Powerapps container. In my opinion this should be avoided.

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Configure single-app kiosk mode to open edge. Within the URL select the weblink and add &hideNavBar=true at the end of the URL. This should boot the app directly within Kiosk mode and make it impossible for other users to be able to open/run other apps under that account. 

 

Hope this helps 🙂 

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I'm afraid that using Edge isn't an option (in an always-on digital signage scenario anyway) as the OAuth2 authentication token expires after a period of time and end-user action (clicking 'relaunch') or a browser refresh is required.

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Are you not able to click the *remember sign in credentials and to not be prompted again for the o365 login? 

 

I've configured this in Kiosk mode and I have to select re-start session every 8 hours which is perfect for working day. Alternatively if you are using for digital signage have you checked out Sway? 

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The session times out and requires re-authentication regardless of whether credentials are remembered or not.

 

Sway is not an option as the PowerApp connects to live data feeds.

 

I'm currently testing the use of the new Edge (Chrome) browser with the 'Revolver' extension to cycle through tabs and open the PowerApp in the web player. Although the browser cannot be configured in assigned access mode this is proving to be the best option atm as the extension can force tabs to be refreshed (and hence will hopefully keep the session alive).

 

There is just not a single good option atm. Microsoft confirmed this when we spoke to them about using Power BI in digital signage - which presents even more issues due to the way Power BI authenticates!

 

We continue to give feedback and hope for new features and bug fixes to help as time goes on...