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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide

By : Julian Sharp
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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide

By: Julian Sharp

Overview of this book

The Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate (PL-200) exam tests and validates the practical skills of Power Platform users who are proficient in developing solutions by combining the tools in Power Platform and the Microsoft 365 ecosystem based on business needs. This certification guide offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the PL-200 exam so you can prepare effectively for the exam. Written in a clear, succinct way with self-assessment questions, exam tips, and mock exams with detailed explanations of solutions, this book covers common day-to-day activities involved in configuring Power Platform, such as managing entities, creating apps, implementing security, and managing system change. You'll also explore the role of a functional consultant in creating a data model in the Microsoft Dataverse (formerly Common Data Service). Moving ahead, you'll learn how to design the user experience and even build model-driven and canvas apps. As you progress, the book will show you how to manage automation and create chatbots. Finally, you'll understand how to display your data with Power BI and integrate Power Platform with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with the essential concepts and techniques required to prepare for the PL-200 certification exam.
Table of Contents (34 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Microsoft Dataverse
Section 3: Power Apps
Section 4: Automation
Section 5: Power Virtual Agents
Section 6: Integrations

Authenticating a portal app

For a user to be able access data, the user must be authenticated. By default, there are two ways in which to authenticate a user. You can use the local sign-in, which is handled by the portal and uses the email address and password on the contact record, or you can use Azure Active Directory (AD) for internal users.

You can configure additional identity providers such as LinkedIn and Facebook. The benefit of using an external identity provider is that you do not need to manage passwords, thereby reducing the overhead of user management.

The user's password is held as a hashed value in a secured field on their associated contact record. You can change a user's password by clicking on Change Password in the action bar on their contact record. This opens a pane on the right-hand side. Enter a password, click on Next, and then click on Done.

Once a user is authenticated, you can control access for that user to web pages and data.