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Configure App Catalog

Posted by Paul on July 17, 2014


One of the power advantages of SharePoint 2013 is Apps. Definitely app provides following advantages:

1. Extensibility of SharePoint Platform for the end user

2. Revenue Opportunity for the developer

App Catalog is the page from where users can choose new apps; there are paid & free apps available. But, App Catalog does not come pre-configured. We need to do a 10-30 minutes activities to configure it, depending on the farm complexity.

App Catalog

Choose Site Settings > Add an App page option. You can see the following pane.

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Click on the SharePoint Store link.

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You will get the above error message if App Catalog is not configured.

How to configure App Catalog?

Following are the activities involved:

1. Configure Service Applications

2. Create App Catalog

3. Create Zone

4. Configure App URLs

5. Test App

Please click on the links about to do a step-by-step app catalog configuration.

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