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Power Apps Portals: Authentication Overview

If you’re new to Power Apps Portals, or you’re an Adxstudio veteran, Portal authentication can be a tricky concept – there are a lot of options, and since we’re dealing with getting access to potentially sensitive data, you want to make sure you’re doing it right. I’ve got a few posts lined up on this subject, but I thought I’d start with a general overview of how authentication works in Power Apps Portals.

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PowerApps Portals: Liquid and JavaScript – Better Together!

PowerApps Portals offers two primary languages for customization: JavaScript and Liquid. This leads to confusion as to which technology should be used when – I’ll try to clear up some of that confusion in this blog post, as well as demonstrate that is many cases, the best option is a combination of the two.

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PowerApps Portals: Data Upload Using SharePoint and Flow

A question that’s popped up a few times on the community forums is around a solution that would allow PowerApps Portals users to upload an Excel or CSV file and have records created in the CDS/Dynamics database. Some others have suggested some answers, so I’d thought I’d summarize, plus offer another possible solution.

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PowerApps Portals: Support for X-Content-Type-Options HTTP Header

While perusing the latest release notes for PowerApps Portals, I came across a note that Microsoft has added support for the HTTP/X-Content-Type-Options HTTP Header. Since it’s something I’ve run into in the past, but not something that many Dynamics/Power Platform developers may have seen, I thought I’d provide a quick summary of what it’s for.

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PowerApps Portals: Unexpected Read-only Entity Form

There are certain cases where you can do everything you’d think is required to setup an editable Entity Form, yet for some reason it keeps appearing as read-only. In this post, I’ll explain why. Spoiler alert: I don’t have a great workaround for this problem, but to save some other people the headache of trying to figure out what’s going on, I thought I’d put together a quick post.

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PowerApps Portals: Knowledge Articles and Liquid

There are some areas of PowerApps Portals that are still implemented using either ASP.NET MVC or ASPX, instead of via Web Templates, which means the configurability options are limited – one of those is the Knowledge Base (which exposes Knowledge Article entities). Often we can use Liquid and JavaScript to customize some of these areas, but there is one thing in particular that makes doing this for the Knowledge Base challenging – in this post I’ll explain what that is, and how to get around it.

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PowerApps Portals: Multiselect Option Set

Everyone rejoiced when multiselect option sets were added in Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement v9. Unfortunately, PowerApps Portals/Dynamics 365 Portals do not yet support these field types out-of-the-box on Entity Forms or Web Forms. In this post, I’ll describe how, which a bit of code, you can add that support yourself, and demonstrate a particular pattern that can be used to add sophisticated UI elements to your Portal.

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