Manage connections in Power Automate

Power Automate uses connections to make it easy for you to access your data while building flows. Power Automate includes commonly used connections, including SharePoint, SQL Server, Microsoft 365, OneDrive for Business, Salesforce, Excel, Dropbox, Twitter, and more. Connections are shared with Power Apps, so when you create a connection in one service, the connection shows up in the other service.

You can use connections to perform these tasks:

  • Update a SharePoint list.
  • Get data from an Excel workbook in your OneDrive for Business or Dropbox account.
  • Send email in Microsoft 365.
  • Send a tweet.

You can create a connection in multiple scenarios, including:

Tip

For detailed information about using SharePoint with Power Automate, see the SharePoint documentation.

Add a connection

  1. In Power Automate, sign in with your work or organization account.

  2. On the left pane, select Data > Connections.

    Screenshot showing the Connections option

  3. At the top of the page, select New connection.

  4. In the list of available connections, choose the connection that you want to set up (such as SharePoint) by selecting the plus sign (+).

    List of connections that can be configured

  5. Follow the steps to enter your credentials to configure the connection.

    Tip

    You can find all the connections that you've created under Data > Connections.

Connect to your data through an on-premises data gateway

Some connectors, such as the SharePoint connector, support the on-premises data gateway. To create a connection that uses a gateway:

  1. Follow the steps earlier in this topic to add a connection.

  2. In the list of available connections, select SharePoint.

  3. Select the Connect using on-premises data gateway option.

    Select the on-premises option

  4. Provide the connection's credentials, and then select the gateway that you want to use. More information: Manage gateways and Understand gateways

Note

After the connection is configured, it's listed in Connections.

Delete a connection

  1. Go to DataConnections, and select the connection that you want to delete.

  2. Select to view more commands, and then select Delete.

    Select Delete to delete the connection

  3. Select Delete to confirm that you would like to delete the connection.

    Delete connection confirmation

When you delete a connection, it's removed from both Power Apps and Power Automate.

Update a connection

You can update a connection that isn't working because your account details or your password changed.

  1. Go to DataConnections, and then select the Fix connection link for the connection that you want to update.

    Select the link to fix the connection

  2. When prompted, update your connection with new credentials.

When you update a connection, it's updated for both Power Apps and Power Automate.

Troubleshoot a connection

Depending on your organization's policies, you might need to use the same account for signing in to Power Automate and creating a connection to SharePoint, Microsoft 365, or OneDrive for Business.

For example, you might sign in to Power Automate with yourname@outlook.com but be blocked when you try to connect to SharePoint with yourname@contoso.com. You can instead sign in to Power Automate with yourname@contoso.com and you'll be able to connect to SharePoint.