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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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Resolving authentication errors

One of the most common flow errors is due to an authentication failure. Consider the following error report email:

Figure 19.8: Flow authentication error

This error can occur when multifactor authentication is newly enabled for an account, your credentials have changed, or the user account used in a connection is no longer valid.

Common authentication error messages include the term Unauthorized or may display an error code of 401 or 403. These error codes generally indicate that the username and password combination is incorrect or that there is some other security issue. If the username and password are correct, a 403 error code may mean that the account you’re attempting to use to access a resource does not have the required permissions.

To resolve authentication errors, sign in to Power Automate, edit the flow, and then update the connection settings. Look for an action with an error and expand the title bar to update...