Security and Governance are most important things in the process of developing the Power Apps (Canvas, Model-Driven and Power Apps Portal). As Dataverse comes with security models in-built, we can leverage it in both Model-Driven and Power Apps Portal. In case of Canvas App more focus needed on Security and Governance as it provisions to connect with multiple data sources. Below are list of parameters we need to focus on while developing applications using Power Apps.
Access Control: Access control is critical for security and governance, especially when it comes to sensitive data. You should configure appropriate access control policies for your apps and pages to ensure that only authorized users can access them.
Authentication: Authentication is the process of verifying a user’s identity before granting access to the app or page. You should configure strong authentication mechanisms such as multi-factor authentication to prevent unauthorized access.
Data Protection: Data protection is critical for sensitive data. You should use appropriate encryption techniques to protect data at rest and in transit.
Auditing: Auditing is the process of recording and monitoring app and page activities to ensure compliance with policies and regulations. You should configure auditing policies to log all relevant activities for later review.
Disaster Recovery: Disaster recovery is the process of restoring data and applications in the event of a disaster. You should have appropriate backup and recovery mechanisms in place to ensure that your data and applications can be restored in a timely manner.
Performance Monitoring: Performance monitoring is the process of monitoring the performance of your apps and pages to ensure that they meet user expectations. You should configure appropriate monitoring tools and dashboards to track performance metrics such as response time, availability, and usage.
Change Management: Change management is the process of managing changes to your apps and pages to ensure that they are made in a controlled and predictable manner. You should have appropriate change management processes in place to ensure that changes are tested, approved, and deployed in a controlled manner.
Overall, it’s essential to ensure that your apps and pages are secure and well-governed to ensure the privacy and safety of your data and users.