Business Applications, Common Data Service, dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 Portals, PowerApps Portal, Uncategorized

Power Apps Portal Maintenance: The curious incident of the naughty user.

In the last article here I proposed the design for the custom Maintenance functionality: https://msolenacrm.blog/2020/06/20/power-apps-portal-summon-the-custom-error-page-to-test-a-custom-layout/ After the serious testing we discovered that the solution works, to some extent. For the naughty user ignoring our warnings to leave the portal during maintenance, it is possible to stay on the cached web page, go for a coffee… Continue reading Power Apps Portal Maintenance: The curious incident of the naughty user.

PowerApps Portal, Uncategorized

Power Apps Portal: Summon the Custom Error Page to test a custom layout

There is an article in Microsoft docs on how to set up the Custom Error page for the Power Apps portal. You can read about enabling here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/portals/admin/view-portal-error-log#enable-custom-error And about setting up your custom design here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/portals/admin/view-portal-error-log#display-a-custom-error-message The requirement: set up a Custom Error page for the Power Apps portal. Easy! First, you go and… Continue reading Power Apps Portal: Summon the Custom Error Page to test a custom layout

PowerApps Portal, Uncategorized

Power Portal: a custom maintenance page

Well, there is one: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/portals/admin/enable-maintenance-mode If OOB one works for you don't bother reading any further. Didn't work for us because we wanted some flexibility for the dev team and testers to be able to login, check, clear cache etc So the requirement was to display a maintenance page to portal users and make the… Continue reading Power Portal: a custom maintenance page

Dynamics 365 Portals, PowerApps Portal

Locking Out setting for Power Apps Portal for confused developers

It came back to me from PROD saying it didn't pass some last minute tests. After 5 attempts to login to the system user account was locked as it was expected but remained locked for much longer which was an unpleasant surprise to me. I remember setting login attempts to 1000 on the request from… Continue reading Locking Out setting for Power Apps Portal for confused developers

Dynamics 365 Portals, PowerApps Portal

Power Apps Portal. “Value cannot be null” error.

Breaking Power Apps portal is easy. But it takes time to fix what's broken and sometimes it takes longer than you expected. I broke my portal couple of months ago and I thought I manged to repair it somehow. But some bits and pieces remained broken. Sometimes things stay broken but you don't see it… Continue reading Power Apps Portal. “Value cannot be null” error.