So you've developed a PowerApp with SharePoint lists and now you want to hide them ?
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Sep 27, 2022 10:06 AM

So you've developed a PowerApp with SharePoint lists and now you want to hide them ?

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Ok so lets start by saying that I know that Obfuscation is not security but sometimes when you are trying to keep things affordable for a client you need to be realistic.

A common way for me to do this and keep using the E3/A3 licences is to use a Canvas App with SharePoint lists and standard connectors.

I will do another blog post on the exact details but in summary I use SharePoint lists that have Item level permissions set so that users can only read or edit their own records. I then have a members group with designer permissions so they can read and edit all records.

The intention then is to hide away items that members shouldn't see within the app itself and generally keep people away from the SharePoint site completely.

  • So how do you hide the lists?
  • The List to hide
  • The Flow
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