Be mean by all means – quarantine that app if you don’t like it

By | November 29, 2022

Imagine being a Power Platform administrator and dealing with the users having fun and creating Canvas App all over the place. They might be doing it in the default environment, which would be expected to some extent, or they might be doing it in the dedicated environments without thinking too much of the potential data exposure etc.

As far as Default environment goes, everyone is a maker there, so there is not a lot you can do in terms of stopping your users from creating the apps.

However, if you wish to, you can put on your mean face and start quarantining suspicious apps in each and every environment, including the Default one:

I wish that green face was a configurable option there… but it’s not – your users won’t see it, they’ll just think it.

So, how do you quarantine an app? It’s all about using “Set App Quarantine State” action in the Power Apps for Admin connector:

The flow above will quarantine each and every app in the environment, so it definitely needs some conditions. Be careful…

However, you can also do it with the CoE toolkit by setting up Quarantine Components.

In which case you’ll have very granular control when/if needed, since you’ll be able to quarantine any given app at your convenience:

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