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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: 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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Dynamics 365 Portal & SharePoint: Additional Validation on Uploaded Files

Despite my preference for using CSS to customize the user experience for a Dynamics 365 Portal, as expressed in my last post, unfortunately CSS can’t do everything. Continuing on with the theme of the Dynamics 365 Portal integration with SharePoint, this post talks about using JavaScript to perform additional validation on the uploaded files.

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Dynamics 365 Portal & SharePoint: Using CSS To Save Some Clicks

In a previous post, I asked you not to forget about CSS when customizing the user experience of some of the out-of-the-box features of the Dynamics 365 Portal product. In this post I’ll provide another example of using this technique to reduce the number of clicks required to remove a SharePoint document.

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