Using Power Automate to Start, Stop and Restart Azure App Service

Sunday, May 16, 2021 by Barret Power Automate, flow, triggers, Azure App Service

Photo by Linda Eller-Shein from Pexels There are any number of reasons why you might want to start or stop your Azure App Service based on other factors. And while there are a number of ways to accomplish this, this time we’re going to cover how to do it in Power Automate with the press of a single button. Whether you want to start, stop or restart you app service, the flow works exactly the same way.

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More Securely Access an HTTP Request Trigger

Thursday, May 6, 2021 by Barret Power Automate, flow, triggers

Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels In a previous post, we learned how to trigger a Power Automate flow by calling an HTTP endpoint. The best part of this trigger is that it allows you to trigger your flow from anywhere on the internet, be it an application or right in your browser. The trouble is, there isn’t security for that endpoint “out of the box”. Anyone who knows the endpoint’s URI can call it.

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Using an HTTP Request Trigger

Friday, Apr 30, 2021 by Barret Power Automate, flow, triggers

Request by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images This time around we’re going to talk about the HTTP request trigger. This is one of the automated category of triggers that allows you to trigger a flow to run from an HTTP request. This flow is really handy if you have some data you can put into a JSON schema that you want to process in some way. One example from the templates list is passing in data to the flow to use to create a user in Azure Active Directory.

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Microsoft Flow - Manually Triggering a Flow

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 by Barret Power Automate, flow, triggers

My previous articles on Flow have all had external Triggers of some kind: a blog post, a tweet, a timer and so forth. There are times when you want to have a Flow that you can trigger on demand. One solution to that is to use a Flow button. The Flow mobile app for iOS and Android has a menu tab (currently the middle of the menu options) called “Buttons”. When you create a Flow that is started by a button Trigger, a button will appear in your app allowing you to trigger the Flow.

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