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Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate - Second Edition

By : Aaron Guilmette
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Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate - Second Edition

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By: Aaron Guilmette

Overview of this book

MS Power Automate is a workflow automation tool built into MS 365 to help businesses automate repetitive tasks or trigger business processes without user intervention. It is a low-code tool that is part of the Microsoft applications framework, the Power Platform. If you are new to Power Automate, this book will give you a comprehensive introduction and a smooth transition from beginner to advanced topics to help you get up to speed with business process automation. Complete with hands-on tutorials and projects, this easy-to-follow guide will show you how to configure automation workflows for business processes between hundreds of applications, using examples within Microsoft and including third-party apps like Dropbox and Twitter. Once you understand how to use connectors, triggers, and actions to automate business processes, you’ll learn how to manage user input, documents, and approvals, as well as interact with databases. This edition also introduces new Power Automate features such as using robotic process automation (RPA) to automate legacy applications, interacting with the Microsoft Graph API, and working with artificial intelligence models to do sentiment analysis. By the end of this digital transformation book, you’ll have mastered the basics of using Power Automate to replace repetitive tasks with automation technology.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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Configuring prerequisites

Since the HTTP flow that we’re going to configure doesn’t have a way to enter a traditional username and password as the authentication mechanism, we’re going to create or register a special application with the appropriate permissions.

In addition, you’ll also need to configure a client secret, which is the application’s equivalent to a password. Together, the tenant information, application information, and client secret will be used to provide the necessary authentication to execute the flow.

Configuring an Azure AD application

To register a new Azure AD application for this flow, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Azure AD portal ( using an identity with global administrator privileges.
  2. In the search bar, search for App registrations and select it:

Figure 15.1: Navigating the Azure portal

  1. Click New registration:

Figure 15.2: Creating...