Enhance network security with connectors


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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Users, automatically May 31, 2024 Sep 2024

Business value

With this feature, customers can enhance their risk mitigation approach by allowing Power Platform connectors to connect to private, endpoint-enabled resources in Azure or resources within their virtual network.

Feature details

You can use private, outbound connectivity from Power Platform to securely access services and manipulate and protect data from your apps. You can connect privately from Power Apps, Power Automate, and Dynamics 365 apps.

You can connect to:

  • Azure SQL, SQL Server, or Azure Synapse Analytics without exposing the traffic to the internet and protect your data from data exfiltration and other external threats.
  • Azure file storage or blob storage without exposing the files to the internet and protect your data from data breaches and other incidents.
  • Azure Key Vault without exposing the secrets to the internet and protect your data from data leaks and other risks.
  • Your own services, authenticated by Microsoft Entra, without exposing them to the internet and protect your data from external attacks and data leaks.

You can also authenticate your services within your private network with Microsoft Entra and leverage your existing investment in Microsoft Entra that ensures only authorized users can access them from your Power Platform apps over private network. Therefore, you can enhance the security of your data integration with external data sources within your secured network from your Power Platform or Dynamics 365 apps.

For more information, go to What is subnet delegation?. Subnet delegation helps you mitigate data exfiltration risks both from insider and external threats and provides security compliance by enforcing traffic to travel through virtual, private networks. It also helps you gain more control of data from subnet-delegated, Power Platform services.