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Change original owner of a flow

Hello,

 

I have created a couple of flows under my own account, but I want to change it to a generic user in order to make sure that the flows keep running should my account be deleted one day.

 

I can add an owner to a flow, but behind the scenes I continue to be the original owner it seems. One example is that sending mails in a flow is done showing my name. The same goes for approval mails as part of the 'Start an approval' action.

 

It would be useful to have some kind of functionality to easily change the original owner of a flow.

 

Thanks and regards

Wim

Status: Planned

For the Flows that you create from the Solutions tab, it is already possible to change the owner. We will also add this functionality to flows on the My flows tab.

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chhowa
Regular Visitor

Any ETA on when this feature will be available in My Flows / Team Flows?

phantom99
Microsoft

Hi @Stephen 

When will this feature be implemented?
It is necessary to manage many apps as an administrator.

 

bryjo
New Member

That's great that an improvement is planned for the My Flows tab.  I'd like to see the same done for the Team Flows tab.

cotwebteam
Regular Visitor

Does anyone know where this request might be at present? It has been "planned" for a while. 

stopaskingmeto
Advocate I

This appears to be possible right now. The issue described in the original post sounds like there is still a connection using their account (changing owners doesn't change the connections, e.g. the account used to send an email).

dpoggemann
Resident Rockstar

I just got off the phone with Microsoft Support working on this issue.  We have an owner identified on a number of flows that are solution aware and it does not allow me to change the original owner.  I can add a new owner into the flow and this is what Microsoft suggested to do but there is no ability to change (you can see the "garbage can" is greyed out on the Drew Poggemann user...

flow_unable_change_original_owner.PNG

@Stephen Is there any status update on this?  I see it was planned since 2018 and the comment identified it worked with solutions tab but this is not the case in our situation unless I misunderstand.

 

Thanks,

Drew

ajdhingr
Microsoft

Dear Product Team, Please provide a timeline if possible for this idea. Our customers have been waiting for this feature for so long.   

OGD
New Member

yes, please... any update here ? could really bring a wonderful help... Thanks

Matt2020
New Member

This change has been in a "Planned" state since December of 2018. It is now September of 2021. What is the status of this? Changing the owner of a flow seems like a pretty fundamental requirement for any real world business process. 

dpoggemann
Resident Rockstar

Hi everyone,

 

We were able to make this happen.  Thanks to a team member of mine that found a way!  Go into a simple model app and do "Advanced Find" and search for Processes.

 

Then filtered by Category equals Modern Flow.

 

Was able to select the flow and choose to "Assign Processes" to another user.

dpoggemann_0-1632493985245.png

 

This worked like a charm for us.  May not help in all cases but definitely solved for our business need.

 

Thanks,


Drew