In this post, I will explain to you the steps to create an app catalog site in SharePoint 2013 using SharePoint 2013 central administration.

An app catalog site contains a special type of document library that is used to upload and store app package files. Along with storing the app package file, this document library also tracks various types of metadata for each app.


We can create an app catalog site by using SharePoint 2013 central administration. You must have farm administrator permissions within an on-premises farm to create an app catalog site. Here are the steps:

Step 1

Open SharePoint 2013 central administration (Start > All Programs > Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products > SharePoint 2013 Central Administration).

Step 2

Choose Apps from the left hand side and this will open the Apps page.

Step 3

Click on Manage App Catalog from the App Management section in the Apps page.

Step 4

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. Check the fig below:


Step 5

Then this will open the Create App Catalog page, there you can Enter the Title, Description, URL and Site Collection Administrator and then click on “Create”. Check the fig below:


The app catalog site has created successfully!

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