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Outlook add-in manifest OfficeApp element Attributes in http RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey , I create outlook add-in and want to publish it.

    I have security error with the manifest : in OfficeApp tag we have:

    <OfficeApp 
              xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/appforoffice/1.1" 
              xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" 
              xmlns:bt="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/officeappbasictypes/1.0" 
              xmlns:mailappor="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/mailappversionoverrides/1.0" 
              xsi:type="MailApp">

    Why the links of the attributes xmlns,xmlns:xsi etc. is HTTP and not HTTPS ? I try with HTTPS and also try without this links but I get error on installation..

    Can someone explain what is exactly and what we can do ? I read here: https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/manifest/officeapp but I don't understand yet..

    Thank you very much !


    Monday, November 13, 2017 4:25 PM

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  • Hi! Would you be able to send us a screenshot of the security error you're getting while using http?

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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:27 AM
  • I don't get any error . I just want to know if I could give up on this links in my manifest file ? Because for me, HTTP links is not secure at all and I don't want it on my manifest.

    Is this links are mandatory ? and if yes , why it's not HTTPS ?

    Thank you very much for your replay .

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:09 AM
  • Per add-ins documentation, these links are required in the OfficeApp element. No network calls are made to those links. Please let us know if you have any more questions.

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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:04 PM
  • Thanks for your reply.

    I have another question :

    If I want to avoid add-in of one of the platform , for example I don't want it's will work on Android , or Outlook 2013 , is it possible to do this via the manifest file or what are the alternative for this case?

    Thank you very much 

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:17 PM
  • If you omit Mobile entry points in the manifest, the add-in will not show up on Android or iOS Mobile Outlook. Allowing iOS but not Android is not supported.

    In some cases you can leverage requirement set declaration to control which Outlook client the add-in will show on. Please refer to this documentation. If in the manifest you declare your add-in requires 1.4, the add-in will not show up on Desktop Outlook 2013 since last supported set on that version of Outlook is 1.3 (note it will also exclude OWA for on-premises Exchange 2013/2016). But it will show up on other clients.

    Hope this answers your question (BTW it's best to create a new post for any completely different question).


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    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:29 PM