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Jul 26, 2022 2:22 PM

A Visual Guide To Power Platform Service Principal Setup

Using a Power Platform service principal account is an awesome way to securely run your Power Automate flows. Service principals have system the administrator role and stay logged permanently stay logged in with a special type of permanent password called a client secret

No user can log into the service principal account which makes connecting them with Power Automate much safer than a shared admin account with a user name or password. In this article I will show you how to setup a Power Platform Service Principal account and use it with Power Automate.

  • What Is A Service Principal?
  • Register An Application In Azure
  • Configure API Permissions For The Application
  • Create A Secret For The Power Platform Service Principal
  • Setup An Application User For A Power Platform Environment
  • Run A Power Automate Flow Action As The Service Principal

Application and service principal objects in Azure Active Directory:


Azure Portal:


  • Know-HowContent Type
  • Jul 26, 2022First published
  • 1 minReading Time
  • EnglishArticle Language