Authentication and user management in Power Apps portals

App Maker
Functional Consultant
Microsoft Power Platform
Power Apps


Effective October 12, 2022, Power Apps portals is Power Pages. More information: Microsoft Power Pages is now generally available (blog) We will soon migrate and merge the Power Apps portals modules with Power Pages.

An individual, external user might have several identities from which to choose when registering and accessing a portal. Portal users can be onboarded in many ways, and several options are available to portal users for validating their identity and maintaining their profiles. Microsoft Power Apps portals supports a variety of authentication options and provides powerful user-management capabilities. Administrators can choose between using local authentication or delegating authentication to a trusted authentication provider. Power Apps portals supports multiple authentication providers and various industry standards.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Explore common authentication tasks in a Power Apps portal deployment.
  • Learn about portal contact extensions.
  • Configure and register contacts as portal users.
  • Align portal authentication settings with the business requirements.
  • Identify authentication provider capabilities and steps that are involved in the registration.
  • Select and configure identity providers.


Basic understanding of how to navigate and customize model-driven apps and Power Apps portals. Basic knowledge of modern authentication concepts would be beneficial.