Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Frequent Visitor

Downloading files from Azure File storage using user's authentication through PAD

Hello there,


I have been working on moving files to my Azure File Storage Account from the PC where my PAD flow is running. I use  run powershell action to do the trick for me with Shared Access Signature access as authentication. It was doing well.


Now I was told when multiple users trying to run the flow in different machines using SAS we would not be able to track who exactly authenticated. So I am looking for any other approach such as AD based authentication so we can identify the user who has moved the files. Note that my solution got PAD flow and it only can use the actions inside it to perform this task.


Any thoughts here are much appreciated!!!

Not applicable

Hello @Mokshazna 


May be you have already checked the technical document below, you have 4 options other than "Shared access signature (SAS)". However, looking at support status of each technology, in reality, it seems that options other than Azure AD can only be used for limited purpose, or does not meet your requirement.

Authorize data operations - Azure Storage | Microsoft Docs


By the way, we have an action "Run PowerShell script" in PAD. So virtually anything you can do with PowerShell is also can do with PAD.


Thank you.

Not applicable

Hello again @Mokshazna 


Document below indicates you can contain account name with signature in the Authorization header of Shared Key access. Sorry if I'm wrong...

Authorize with Shared Key (REST API) - Azure Storage | Microsoft Docs

Helpful resources

Power Platform Conf 2022 768x460.jpg

Join us for Microsoft Power Platform Conference

The first Microsoft-sponsored Power Platform Conference is coming in September. 100+ speakers, 150+ sessions, and what's new and next for Power Platform.

New Ideas Forum MPA.jpg

A new place to submit your Ideas for Power Automate

Announcing a new way to share your feedback with the Power Automate Team.

MPA Virtual Workshop Carousel 768x460.png

Register for a Free Workshop

Learn to digitize and optimize business processes and connect all your applications to share data in real time.

MPA Licensing.jpg

Ask your licensing questions at the Power Automate AMA!

Join Priya Kodukula and the licensing team, super users and MVPs to find answers to your questions on Power Automate licensing.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (3,668)