Microsoft Power Automate - General How-To Use Guide

Microsoft Power Automate is a powerful tool used to create and automate business processes. This documentation aims to help guide you through the process of learning how to build Workflows using Microsoft Power Automate. For more general documentation about MS Power Automate, please find that here

If you want to use Authentise's connector, check that our here!


Benefits of MS Power Automate:

  • Automate multiple Processes
  • Increase productivity & ROI
  • Gather and share critical data
  • Receive instant notifications of events
  • Build intelligent workflows
  • Build and link 3rd party Connectors 

Types of Flows:

  • Automated flow
  • Instant flow
  • Scheduled flow
  • UI flow
  • Business Process Flow
  • And more! They are adding new functionality all the time!

Working with Connectors:

  • Automate multiple application Workflows
  • Connect key applications
  • 300+ Connectors available
  • Increase efficiency
  • Use MS generated workflows for your Connector 

Connectors overview 

How to use Built-in Connectors by Microsoft

Go to Home page > Connectors > list of Connectors


Click on Connector > List of Connectors by MS (Google drive example)



How to create a Connector

Click on Connector > Create Flow  



Working with pre-installed Connectors is a great way to automate your Workflow as Microsoft has multiple Connectors linked to the current software we use daily. 


If you want to make custom requests to Authentise, consider using the HTTP Connector. It's uses are nearly limitless in terms of what you can automate when interacting with our software! Using this connector and a bit of understanding our API and you can quickly do things like automate the bulk upload of Orders!



Types of Flows

Scheduled Cloud flow from Blank


Go to My Flows > New Flow > Scheduled cloud flow


Add Flow name > Date > Flow time 


Choose Connector > Triggers > Actions


 Choose Connector > Fill in Action > Save


Follow the same process for adding multiple Steps to the flow


Completed Flow 



Scheduled Flows are essentially auto Flows which run at specified times. Scheduled Flows are helpful for uploading/sharing data; for example, at 5 pm every Tuesday, Flow is scheduled to upload a report to SharePoint.

Automated Workflow

 How to create an Automated Workflow

Go to My Flow > New Flow > Automated Flow


Name > Trigger 


Add New steps to Flow & Save


Test Flows

On the Right-hand side click Test icon > Manual or Automatically Test > Click Test


Successful Test Run 


To Ensure all Flows operate, testing is critical. Tests help identify issues and benefits. Positive tests will show you the quality of Flow; negative tests highlight discrepancies in the process and room for improvement.

Email notifications


Successful Flows will trigger a notification on all platforms connected to the Workflow.


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