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Set up an app catalog on SharePoint Online

apps for Office

Set up a SharePoint app catalog for publishing task pane and content apps for Office.

Last modified: June 19, 2015

Applies to: apps for Office | Office Add-ins

Learn more about supported hosts and other requirements.

Note Note

The name "apps for Office" is changing to "Office Add-ins". During the transition, the documentation and the UI of some Office host applications and Visual Studio tools might still use the term "apps for Office". For details, see New name for apps for Office and SharePoint.

An app catalog is a dedicated site collection in a SharePoint web application (or a SharePoint Online tenancy) that hosts document libraries for apps for SharePoint and apps for Office. Administrators can upload apps for Office manifest files to the app catalog for use within their organization. When an administrator registers an app catalog as a trusted catalog (by setting group policy, or by specifying the trusted catalog on the Trusted App Catalogs tab of the Options dialog box by choosing File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Trusted App Catalogs), users can insert the app from the insertion UI in an Office client application.

  1. On the Office 365 admin center page, choose Admin, and then choose SharePoint.

  2. In the left task pane, choose apps.

  3. On the apps page, choose App Catalog.

  4. On the App Catalog Site page, choose OK to accept the default option and create a new app catalog site.

  5. On the Create App Catalog Site Collection page, specify the title of your App Catalog site.

  6. Specify the web site address.

  7. Set the Storage Quota to the lowest possible value (currently 110). You will only be installing app packages on this site collection and they are very small.

  8. Set the Server Resource Quota to 0 (zero). (The server resource quota is related to throttling poorly performing sandboxed solutions, but you won't be installing any sandboxed solutions on your app catalog site.)

  9. Choose OK.

To add app to the App Catalog Site, browse to the site you have just created. In the left navigation pane, choose Apps for Office, and then, to upload an app for Office manifest file, choose new app.

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