Create and manage environments in the Power Apps Admin center

Create environments

Follow these steps to create a Power Apps environment and a database for that environment.

Prerequisites

To follow this topic, the following items are required:

Sign in to the Power Apps Admin center

Sign in to the Admin center at https://admin.powerapps.com.

Create an environment and database

  1. In the navigation pane, click or tap Environments, and then click or tap New environment.

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  2. In the New environment dialog box, enter a name for the environment, and then select a region and environment type from the drop-down lists. The region defaults to the Azure Active Directory Tenant home region, but you may select any region from the drop-down list. You cannot change the region once the environment is created. When you're done, click or tap Create environment.

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  3. Once the environment is created, you'll receive a confirmation message in the dialog box and you'll be prompted to create a database. Click or tap Create database to enable access to the Common Data Service.

    Note: At this time, you can only create a database in the Azure Active Directory Tenant home region.

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  4. Select the currency and language for the data stored in the database. You cannot change the currency or language once the database is created. When you're done, click or tap Create database.

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    It may take several minutes to create the database on the Common Data Service. Once the database is created, the new environment appears in the list of environments on the Environments page.

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    Click or tap the environment to view the environment details.

Creating an environment

Who can create environments?

Your license determines whether you can create environments.

License Trial Production
Power Apps Plan Yes (one) Yes
Power Apps Trial Yes (one) Yes
Dynamics 365 Plans Yes (one) Yes
Office 365 Plans No No
Dynamics 365 Apps Plans Yes (one) Yes
Dynamics 365 Teams Plans No No
Power Apps Community Plan No No

Where can environments be created?

You will be able to create new environments from https://web.powerapps.com and from the Power Apps Admin center. If you create an environment, you will automatically be added to the Environment Admin role for that environment. There is not be a limit on the number of environments that you can participate in as a member of the Environment Admin or Environment Maker role. For more information about environments, see Administer environments in Power Apps. For instructions on how to create an environment, see Create an environment.

Managing environments for your organization

In Power Apps Admin center, you can manage all of the environments that you have created or to which you have been added to the Environment Admin role. From the Admin center, you can perform all administrative actions on an environment, including the following:

  • Add or remove a user or group from either the Environment Admin or Environment Maker role. For more information, see Administer environments in Power Apps.
  • Provision a Common Data Service database for the environment. For more information, see Create a Common Data Service database.
  • Set Data Loss Prevention policies. For more information, see Data loss prevention policies.
  • Set database security policies (as open or restricted by database roles). For more information, see Configure database security.
  • Members of the Azure AD tenant Global administrator role (includes Office 365 Global admins) can also manage all environments that have been created in their tenant and set tenant-wide policies from the Power Apps Admin center.