This article will explain how to set up the App Catalog on your SharePoint 2019 Environment so you can add ShortPoint SPFx to it after. App Catalog environment will enable you to install ShortPoint App and all other apps in your SharePoint server.


Before we begin

  • This article is for SharePoint 2019 On-Premise
  • Please ensure you are part of the Farm Administrators group
  • Please ensure that you have the English language pack installed (you don't need to have a site created with this language pack, it just needs to be installed for ShortPoint to work correctly).

Step 1: Configure the Subscription Settings and App Management service applications

Make sure you have configured the Subscription Settings and App Management service applications


Step 2: Go to Central Administration 

Open the SharePoint 2019 Central Administration


From your SharePoint Server 2019 farm, open SharePoint 2019 Central Administration



Step 3: Go to Manage App Catalog

Navigate to Manage App Catalog page

From your Central Administration, Click on Apps -> Manage App Catalog



Step 4: Click on Create a new app catalog site

Select Create a new app catalog site  and click on OK



Step 5: Create app catalog site

Select the Web Application and provide other details to create App Catalog



Title: The title of the app catalog site collection (For example "App Catalog")

Description: The description of the site (For example "App Storage for SharePoint and Office 365 Apps")

URL: The Url of the site you would want to keep (For example "apps")

Primary Site Collection Administrator:  type the user who will manage the catalog, only one user is allowed and security groups are not allowed


Click Create!


Step 6: Verification


Navigate to Manage App Catalog page

From your Central Administration, Click on Apps -> Manage App Catalog



you can now see your App Catalog site details in Manage App Catalog page



Note: If you want to use ShortPoint in multiple Web Applications, repeat the steps above for each Web Application.



NEXT: Enable Scripting Capabilities (If you want to use ShortPoint on Classic SharePoint pages)

OR SKIP TO Upload ShortPoint to App Catalog