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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.


Click on the SharePoint Store link.


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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