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Restrict users from creating PowerApps in default environment

As it has been described in the Environments Overview article, "Whenever a new user signs up for PowerApps, they are automatically added to the Maker role of the default environment". Which gives all the users the authority to create apps in this default environment and the admin literally has no way to restrict users from doing so. Which can be a nightmare in bigger enterprises from governance prespective.

 

Like in all other environments,the admin should have power to grant or restrict users App Maker role in default environment as well.

Status: Declined

Unfortunately maker restrictions in the default environment would/could negatively impact other services which depend on that environment such as integrations with SharePoint Online.

 

Additional comments on this topic were made by Manas at our webinar here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sy_vT5kIts 

 

Thank you for your patience, as we work to entend capabilities and governance across environments.

 

Audrie

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Status changed to: Declined

Unfortunately maker restrictions in the default environment would/could negatively impact other services which depend on that environment such as integrations with SharePoint Online.

 

Additional comments on this topic were made by Manas at our webinar here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sy_vT5kIts 

 

Thank you for your patience, as we work to entend capabilities and governance across environments.

 

Audrie

Level: Powered On

Sad that we cannot remove makers from the default environment, this really make powerapps un-useable for us in most cases. Please then provide a method to have sharepoint powerapps customized forms and On Premise data gateway installed in a non default environment.

Level: Powered On

 It makes no sense to not have this control in the environment, makes powerapps useless in enterprise scenario

Level: Power Up

Anyone who has to follow Sarbanes Oxley or any other law that requires separation of concerns will need to disable the creation of PowerApps applications without a controlled lifecycle.  Citizen Development only works if you can create guardrails that enables business users to create applications without running amok of laws and regulations.  In other application environments, this separation of concerns is enabled by only appropriately priveleged personnell have access to publish to the production environment.  Developers and consumers of applications do not publish to production, but are given environments where they can develop but not invite other users.  Microsoft needs to provide a way to disable the default environment and only allow use of the environments created with a PowerApps P2 license in order to comply with separation of concerns.

Level: Power Up

This is absolutely ridicolous and negates any type of governance or security posture in protecting data and keeping a managable enviroment. Why was the rejected? I understand it could have negative impact on the other services, but this absolutley needs to be addressed. 

 

Organizations and their respective admins need to be able to tightly control and govern data access, manipulation, and creation of applications and automation. 

Level: Powered On

Would removing all the connectors in the default environment prevent users from creating Power Apps in the tenant?

Level: Powered On

@DavidVanSickle Could you please explain "removnig all connector" , how do you do that ?

Level: Powered On

@DavidVanSickle 
Unfortunately no.  The connector policies only allow you to create two classes of connectors, business and non-business.

 

Business connectors will allow you to create apps with business connectors but not non-business ones.

Non-business connectors will allow you to create apps with non-business connectors but not business ones.

@Audrie-MSFT
The decision to decline this request by Microsoft is absolutely unacceptable for any modern management platform.  This puts any company that needs to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley out of compliance.  The fact that users of PowerApps need a license to use an app means the default environment grants unrestricted ability to create applications which violates almost every modern control standard, or even common sense standard, for control over the application development life cycle.

 

At this point the only solution I can even think of is a policy-based control plus a manual, reactive monitoring process to delete PowerApps as users create them in the default environment.

 

This is absolute madness.

Level: Powered On

This needs to get fixed. Right now we have the PowerApps licensing to allow us to create new environments to get a better handle. A big issue arises when we cannot control where users are building SharePoint forms with PowerApps as they are always developed in the default environment. 

Level: Powered On

To me your explination for declining translates to you have a design flaw that you  are unwilling to invest time in fixing. If I were you, I would be embarrased to give this answer to my customers.