In this SharePoint Online tutorial, we will discuss everything on the SharePoint app catalog. How to create an app catalog site in SharePoint Online and SharePoint On-premise. We will also see, how to create an app catalog site in SharePoint using PowerShell.
SharePoint app catalog
An app catalog site contains a special type of Document Library that is used to upload and store app package files for SharePoint apps. There cannot be more than one App Catalog site collection in a web application or each web application can have only one App Catalog site collection. There can be multiple App Catalogs on a farm.
In the same way, we can create an app catalog site in SharePoint 2016 also.
The app catalog is a type of site collection where we will keep or store our custom apps for our organization. And we will use those apps when needed.
We can upload the SharePoint hosted apps or provider-hosted apps into the app catalog site.
Apart from that, we can also upload the SPFx package file to the app catalog site in SharePoint Online.
SharePoint Administrator can able to create this site in SharePoint Online.
Create app catalog SharePoint 2016/2013 on-premise
Now, we will see how to create an app catalog site in SharePoint 2013/2016.
Open SharePoint 2013 central administration. Then choose Apps from the left-hand side and this will open the Apps page. There click on Manage App Catalog from the App Management section on the Apps page.
Then in the Manage App Catalog page click on create a new app catalog site and then click on OK. Before that you can also check the Web Application or if you want you can change the web application.
Then this will open the Create App Catalog page, where you can enter the Title, Description, URL, and Site Collection Administrator and then click on “Create“.
Create app catalog SharePoint 2013/2016 PowerShell
Below is the PowerShell command to create an App catalog site using PowerShell in SharePoint 2013/2016 or SharePoint 2019.
New-SPSite -Url http://sp:1001/sites/AppCatalog -OwnerAlias "serverName\sp_admin" -Name "App Catalog site" -Template "APPCATALOG#0"
The SharePoint 2013 app catalog site would be successfully created using central administration and PowerShell.
Create an app catalog site SharePoint Online
Step 1: Go to your SharePoint Online admin center and open the Home page. Next click on More features on the left side menu.
Step 2: Next click on App Catalog to create a new catalog site in SharePoint Online.
Step 3: Next it will ask to create a new catalog site or you will use your existing catalog site.
If you have not created any app catalog site before, then it will display the create app catalog site collection screen, else it will display the URL.
Step 4: Here I choose to create a new app catalog site. So once I click on Ok, a new page will open and it will ask to give the details to create a new site as per the below screenshot.
Step 5: Now the new App Catalog site has been created successfully. This is now ready to use.
Step 6: I just uploaded my new SPFX webpart (.sspkg) in this library and activate it so we can use it in our other site collection in SharePoint Online.
In this SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss what is an app catalog site in SharePoint Online. Also, we discussed how to create an app catalog site in SharePoint Online Office 365.
This is how to create an app catalog sharepoint online Office 365.
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Here, in this SharePoint tutorial, we learned how to create an app catalog site using PowerShell and using SharePoint 2013/2016 central administration.
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