How to create a Power Platform Publishing Profile

Power Platform Profile Tab

When creating a new Power Platform Solution, you will need to select a Publisher. It is not advisable to use Microsoft’s “out-of-the-box” publishing profiles, primarily for the sake of quickly identifying your own work. The image below displays a total of five publishing profiles, with the first two being Microsoft’s profiles:

Power Platform new solution form, showing a list of Publshers
Power Platform new solution form, showing a list of Publshers

A new Publishing Profile can be created in within the PowerApps or Power Automate “Make” portals. Navigate to the Solutions page and click on the Publishers tab. Here you can review and, in some cases, edit existing profiles.

Next, click on “+ New publisher” and complete the following mandatory fields:

Field nameDescription or use
Display nameThis is display within the publisher sector.
NameThis is a unique name for the publisher.
PrefixActs like a namespace and is prefixed to your solutions objects.
Choice value prefixI tend to use the default value. This number is used when you add options to choices and provides an indicator of which solution was used to add the option.
Publisher Profile: Required Properties

Note: The Description and the Contact fields are optional.

Once you are happy with the information, click: Save, and now you are ready to create your first Power Platform solution.