Docs API Reference

Set up an add-in catalog on Office 365

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

To set up an add-in catalog in SharePoint Online

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

  2. In the left task pane, choose add-ins.

  3. On the add-ins page, choose Add-in Catalog.

  4. On the Add-in Catalog Site page, choose OK to accept the default option and create a new add-in catalog site.

  5. On the Create Add-in Catalog Site Collection page, specify the title of your Add-in 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 add-in 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 add-in catalog site.)

  9. Choose OK.

To add add-in to the Add-in Catalog Site, browse to the site you have just created. In the left navigation pane, choose Office Add-ins, and then, to upload an Office Add-in manifest file, choose new add-in.

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