With the new addition of App Catalog scope called Site Collection App catalog, tenant administrators now have the option to decide whether the SharePoint App will be made available for the entire tenant or scoped to a specific Site Collection. This also can help an organization to govern the permissions and scope it to limited site collection Apps only (For example, you have a department called Sales and you give sales department administrator rights to manage apps for sales department site collection only).
Here is a quick snap of how the site collection app catalogs will play role:
As you can see in above diagram, Add in / App or SPFx solutions can be directly uploaded to Tenant App Catalog and will be available across entire tenant site collection, or they can be uploaded to specific site collection app catalogs, and they will be made available to specific site collection only.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Benefits of having a Site collection app catalog
- Things to care before using this feature
- Configuring and managing Site Collection App Catalogs
- Have a question?
Benefits of having a Site collection app catalog
Please have a look at What is the best scenario to use Site Collection App Catalog? article for detailed explanation.
Things to care before using this feature
Please have a look at our article Things to care about while promoting the site as Site collection App Catalog for detailed explanation.
Configuring and managing Site Collection App Catalogs
At present, Site collection app catalog management can only be done using Microsoft PowerShell's SharePoint Online Management Shell Module (released on and after November 2017 or newer).
Here are detailed steps to configure Site collection app catalog using PowerShell and remove your Site collection from Site Collection catalog list.
Have a question?
Please have a look at the list of ShortPoint SPFx FAQs for site collection App Catalogs related questions.