{Preview Feature} Wish you could set up portal authentication with multiple provider through an intuitive UI instead of manually creating site settings. The new simplified authentication preview feature in portals allow you to do just that. Check this out!

I was just going through this Preview feature of PowerApps portals and I could not stop myself from sharing it. If you have ever worked on Powerapps/ Dynamics 365 portals authentication, you know the pain of remembering every site setting and then working out your way to fix them. It’s kind of nightmare to configure all this.

Wished there would have an intuitive UI which would just ask for few information and then would automatically create those site settings in the portal? You wished for it and Microsoft just did that. Though in preview stage but I am quite sure this would make to General availability and even improve from the preview version.


The first thing is how to access the preview feature in the portals. If you go to make.powerapps.com and then navigate to your portal app, you won’t be able to see the preview features. To access the preview features, make sure you browse the URL –  https://make.preview.powerapps.com

I browse the preview URL, select the Portal App, click on the three dots and then click on Settings from the dropdown menu.


In the settings, I could see new option called Authentication Settings.


Trust me when I clicked on Authentication settings, it was a delight to see the page coming up.


As you can see we have all the providers supported by the portals being listed here. Local Sign and Azure active directory is already enabled.

So let’s start exploring. Well there are quite a few features of this new UI and I will be writing multiple blogs over the next few days to go through all of them. Please visit the below links for more.

1. Setting up default Identity provider using Authentication UI.

2. Setting up Google identity identity using Authentication UI.


Hope this helps!

Debajit Dutta

(Business Solutions MVP)

For trainings/ consulting, reach out to info@xrmforyou.com

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I am a Dynamics CRM Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with 12 years of experience in Microsoft .NET Technologies and 9 years of dedicated experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. I have worked with companies like Microsoft, SanDisk, PwC, TMF Group and have extensive experience of implementing complex CRM solutions from both offshore and client side. Currently the face of XrmForYou.com with significant experience in delivering corporate training on Dynamics CRM and have already delivered multiple projects to client through XrmForYou.com Author of multiple tools on codeplex including the 'Role Based Views' and 'CRM-Sharepoint Metadata manager & Attachment Extractor' which are available for commercial use under XrmForYou.com For consulting/ training, drop me a note at info@xrmforyou.com or visit our website www.xrmforyou.com

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