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Configure the Subscription Settings and App Management Service Applications (Sharepoint 2019)

You will need an active App Catalog to install ShortPoint on your SharePoint 2019 Farm Server. To set up an App Catalog, the first step you need to do is to configure the subscription settings service application and the app management service application. This article will walk you through the two parts you must accomplish to configure these subscription settings.



TABLE OF CONTENTS


Before we begin

  • This article is for the SharePoint 2019 Farm Server.
  • Make sure to accomplish Part 1 and Part 2 of this guide so that SharePoint 2019 Farm Server can successfully host SharePoint Apps and Add-Ons.

PART 1: Configure Subscription Settings Service Application

The first part of this guide will help you configure the Subscription Settings Service Application. Follow the steps below to get started.


Step 1: Go to Central Administration 


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

SharePoint 2019 Central Administration


Step 2: Go to Manage Services in Farm


Select System Settings from the side panel. 

System Settings button


Under Servers, click Manage services in this farm.

Manage Services in this farm button


Step 3: Enable Auto provision for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Settings Service


Click Enable Auto Provision for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Settings Service.

Enable Auto Provision button


Step 4: Open SharePoint Management Shell

Next, use the Windows search bar to look for SharePoint 2019 Management Shell. Right-click on the app and select Run as administrator.

Run as administrator button


You will be redirected to Administrator: SharePoint 2019 Management Shell.
Administrator: SharePoint 2019 Management Shell


Step 5: Create Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Settings Service using PowerShell


Run the command below and hit Enter on your keyboard:


$sa = New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplication -ApplicationPool 'SharePoint Web Services Default' -Name 'Subscriptions Settings Service Application' -DatabaseName 'Subscription'First Command


Run the command below and hit Enter again:


New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplicationProxy -ServiceApplication $sa

Commands


After running these commands, you should see the server DisplayName, TypeName, and ID in a table format.

Display Name, Type Name, ID


Step 6: Verification


Once done, you must verify if the subscription settings have been configured successfully. To do that, select Application Management from SharePoint 2019 Central Administration. 

Application Management button

 

Under Service Applications, click Manage Service Applications

Manage Service Applications button


You should now see the Subscription Settings Service Application and the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Settings Service Application Proxy.Subscription Settings Service Application


Congratulations! You may now proceed to Part 2 of this article.


PART 2: Configure App Management Service Application

You are now on the second part of this guide. Follow the steps to configure the App Management Service Application.


Step 1: Go to Central Administration 


Open the Windows launcher and use the search box to locate SharePoint 2019 Central Administration. Click it to open.

SharePoint 2019 Central Administration


Step 2: Go to Manage service applications


Select Application Management from the side panel.

Application Management button


Under Service Applications, click Manage service applications.

Manage Service Applications button


Step 3: Add new App Management Service


On the Manage service applications page, click New.

New button


From the dropdown, choose App Management Service.

App Management Service


Type a name for the service application in the Service Application Name box.

Service application name



Scroll down to see the  Application Pool section. Choose  Use existing application pool and from the drop-down, select SharePoint Web Services Default

Application Pool section


Step 4: Verification


To check if it is successfully created, go back to Manage service applications and look for App Management Service Application and App Management Service Application Proxy.

App Management Service


You are done! You can now Setup SharePoint 2019 Farm App Catalog (SPFx).


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