Extend, customize, and modify components

Before making any changes to the Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit, follow the steps in Extending the starter kit and create a new unmanaged solution for your changes.

Change the Welcome email from Office 365 Groups to an Azure AD security group

If you'd prefer to use an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) security group instead of an Office 365 group for your makers, you can modify the Admin | Welcome Email flow.

Note

Using an Azure AD security group will allow you to share apps with your maker security group. Currently, apps can't be shared with Office 365 Groups.

  1. Go to make.powerapps.com, and set the current environment to the environment where the CoE solution is installed.

  2. Select Solutions > Center of Excellence.

  3. Select Flow from the filter option at the top.

  4. Select the Admin | Welcome Email flow, and then select Edit on the flow details page.

  5. Update Initialize Office 365 Group ID by using your Azure AD group ID (you can rename the variable and action as well).

  6. Remove the List Group members action.

  7. In the same place, select + Add an action, and then search for and insert Get Group Members from the Azure AD connector.

  8. Set the Group ID to the office365GroupID variable from dynamic content.

    Get group members

  9. Select the condition, and then on the string expression, update List_group_members to Get_group_members in the body of the expression.

  10. Open the No branch of the condition, and remove the Add member to group action.

  11. In the same place, select + Add an action, and then search for and insert Add user to group from the Azure AD connector.

  12. Set the Group ID to the office365GroupID variable and the User Id to the Maker variable from dynamic content.

    Add user to group action

  13. Select Save.

Set up the Template Catalog and upload components

Open the Template Catalog (canvas app) and edit the SharePoint connection to point to your new document library.

  1. Browse to the Center of Excellence - Nurture Components solution.

  2. Select Template Catalog, and then select Edit.

  3. Select File > Save As to create your own copy so that updates to the starter kit don't erase your changes. Add your copy of the Template Catalog to your unmanaged solution.

  4. Go back to your copy of the Template Catalog.

  5. Select the Data icon in the left pane, and remove the reference to the SharePoint document library shown.

    Template Catalog setup - modify SharePoint connection

  6. In the search bar under Data sources, enter SharePoint, select the SharePoint data source shown, and then select Add a connection.

    Template Catalog setup - add a SharePoint connection

  7. Choose to connect directly, enter the URL of the library, and then select Connect.

  8. Select the AppTemplates library, and then select Connect.

  9. In the tree view on the left, select Screen1, and then select HomeScreen to repopulate the gallery.

Your template catalog is now ready.

Template Catalog