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lizzha
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Calling API to create record in Dataverse table, outside of the Portal

I have a PowerApps portal, where users can create some records. The users would like to call some API outside of the portal, so that they can create records without opening the website and click on it.

Is it doable? 

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OliverRodrigues
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Hi, yes you can use Dataverse / D365 API and perform pretty much any action there: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/developer/data-platform/webapi/overview

 




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Oliver Rodrigues


 

Thanks Oliver,

 

I read the documents, it seems the user to use Dataverse API should be the user that can log into the https://make.powerapps.com site. That's different as the PowerApps Portal users.

Can PowerApps Portal users call the API directly?

OliverRodrigues
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Hi, I am a bit confused, your original question was: "The users would like to call some API outside of the portal, so that they can create records without opening the website and click on it"

 

if they are outside the Portals, you can look at Dataverse API, the Power Apps Portals API can only be used within the Portals




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Oliver Rodrigues


 

Hi Oliver,

 

Sorry for the confusion. Can Portal users call the Dataverse API? i.e. call the Dataverse API with the credential to login the PowerApps Portal.

 

I read that calling the Dataverse API requires the credential to login https://make.powerapps.com. But I don't want to grant portal users access to https://make.powerapps.com.

 

The original request is that users want an automated way to create a record in Dataverse, without opening the portal and click on the website. I also need the user role and entity permissions take effect.

ragavanrajan
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Hi @lizzha , 

 

JFYI. Without authentication / anonymous access it is not possible to call the API.  

To call the API

  • The valid user account for a Dataverse instance
    • Your username
    • Your password

Also, FYI: Local login is going to be deprecated. 

 

Hope it helps. 

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Yes I understand that.

Portal users can authenticate using AAD. Looks like they cannot call Dataverse API or Portal API directly.

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