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  • Question

  • Right now we place our app manifests (Office Word App) on a share drive where our users can refer to when inserting the app in Word. We prefer not to use a share drive. However, we only want these apps available to specific users only if possible. Any suggestions? We prefer not using SharePoint.

    Thanks

    Monday, September 29, 2014 2:08 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    According to your description, you want to make you apps available for specific users.

    After researching, I find we can use app license framework for apps for Office to verify and enforce legal use of your apps that are downloaded from the Office Store. Since it is for apps that are downloaded from the Office Store, we need to submit the apps to the public Office Store.

    The licensing framework for apps for Office and SharePoint gives you a way to include code in your apps to verify and enforce their legal use. You can restrict access to your apps to only those users who have a valid license, or specify which features are available, how the app behaves, or other logic, based on the properties of that license. More details please refer to Licensing apps for Office and SharePoint.


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    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:50 AM
  • Hi Frenzy,

    >> We prefer not to use a share drive. However, we only want these apps available to specific users only if possible.

    If you are developing Enterprise Office Apps, I recommend you publishing them to SharePoint App Catalog.

    How to: Publish task pane and content apps to an app catalog on SharePoint

    Alternatively, an administrator can specify an app for Office catalog on SharePoint by using group policy as described in the Using Group Policy to manage how users can install and use apps for Office section of the "Overview of apps for Office 2013" topic in the Office 2013 Resource Kit.

    Regards,

    Jeffrey


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    • Proposed as answer by Luna Zhang - MSFT Friday, October 10, 2014 3:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by DJ Frenzy Friday, October 10, 2014 4:21 AM
    Friday, October 10, 2014 2:09 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    According to your description, you want to make you apps available for specific users.

    After researching, I find we can use app license framework for apps for Office to verify and enforce legal use of your apps that are downloaded from the Office Store. Since it is for apps that are downloaded from the Office Store, we need to submit the apps to the public Office Store.

    The licensing framework for apps for Office and SharePoint gives you a way to include code in your apps to verify and enforce their legal use. You can restrict access to your apps to only those users who have a valid license, or specify which features are available, how the app behaves, or other logic, based on the properties of that license. More details please refer to Licensing apps for Office and SharePoint.


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
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    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:50 AM
  • Thanks Luna!
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:35 AM
  • Hi Frenzy,

    >> We prefer not to use a share drive. However, we only want these apps available to specific users only if possible.

    If you are developing Enterprise Office Apps, I recommend you publishing them to SharePoint App Catalog.

    How to: Publish task pane and content apps to an app catalog on SharePoint

    Alternatively, an administrator can specify an app for Office catalog on SharePoint by using group policy as described in the Using Group Policy to manage how users can install and use apps for Office section of the "Overview of apps for Office 2013" topic in the Office 2013 Resource Kit.

    Regards,

    Jeffrey


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.

    • Proposed as answer by Luna Zhang - MSFT Friday, October 10, 2014 3:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by DJ Frenzy Friday, October 10, 2014 4:21 AM
    Friday, October 10, 2014 2:09 AM