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Helper I

Power Automate Desktop & VPN

Hi Everyone,


I installed Power Automate Desktop (PAD) on my machine and it runs and connects with no problem.

But when I turn on VPN, PAD is no longer able to connect.


Scenario 1:

When I am connected to VPN and I click on "edit flow" I get the error below, then if I click "close" it will delete my flow....



Scenario 2:

When I am connected to VPN and am already in a flow I can edit, change, run, and delete steps within the flows without any issues but I cannot save the flow or exit the flow. I have to specifically disconnect from VPN, then save it. If I want to get into the flow again, I need to disconnect from VPN, click "Edit flow" then connect back with VPN.



1. Do we need to whitelist a URL to enable PAD to fully work while connecting to VPN?

2. If it's not a whitelist issue, what else could it be? how to make PAD work with VPN turned on?


thank you



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Hi, you need to whitelist * url from the corporate network. Hope it will help you.

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Community Support
Community Support

try to run fiddler with your network admin and compare behavior between with/without VPN

Hi, you need to whitelist * url from the corporate network. Hope it will help you.

Helper I
Helper I

Thank you @sunilb and @kierian  for the reply


I have a request with our infrastructure team to whitelist * 

as soon as it's done and tested I will reply back with an update  


white listing * worked, thank you!

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