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Flow, sent the emails by the flow launcher (not its creator)


Having dealt with a Microsoft Business Intelligence Engineer of Microsoft Flow, he informed me that my request did not yet exist in the design of microsoft flow.


My request :

The flow is created by its creator (The flow will be launched each time by a different user (dynamic)).
The creator shares the flow with his team (so that any user of the team can launch it).

A "person X" starts the flow. "Person Y" receives the request for approval (By "Start an Approval).
But this request for approval is sent by email with the email of the creator and not the "person X".

Likewise for an update of a sharepoint column:
The flow is started by the "person X", the flow modifies a sharepoint column of the file, and the column "modified by" displays the creator of the flow, and not the "person X".

So to summarize, currently:
If the Flow should be sent by "Person X" he should create a Flow with the same things what Creator has created...


So the idea that our company would like:
Be able to send a flow (created by its creator) by a "person X" by taking the connection information dynamically.



Thank you very much in advance for taking charge of our request.

Status: Completed

Hello -- when you manage the run only access for your flow you can configure whether or not the connection should come from the flow owner - or - the person who is launching the flow. You can read more about this feature here:

New Member

I am trying to use this for approvals, which is an exception according to your response. How do I do this using Approvals?


Regardless, I followed your link to the Advanced Sharing button and the flow interface in that document does not reflect what I see when accessing owners in my flow's configuration - it only has Owner and Connection, there is no Shared With option.

Regular Visitor

Having to ask the users to authenticate before using a flow instead of doing some pass-through is weird...


Regular Visitor

Scenario: Powerapp uses a flow to call a stored procedure in SQL server using a specific connection through a gateway.



Currently the authentication of flow is depended on the connection used for the flow,. Due to this connection authentication is used to determine the current username in SQL server.



Due to this SUSER_NAME is different to powerapp user.


It will certainly help if the same user authentications can be carried forward to SQL server.

Advocate II

Common sense, I have users confused with approval being requested in large font with my picture, request for approval (email) should be from the requester.



New Member

any solution for this?

Advocate II

This feature must be on the dev radar by now!