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  • Our add-in has some free functionality for any user, but there will be additional features for users who have an account / paid subscription through our website. This subscription can be purchased on our website (outside of the add-in), and we would like to allow users to set up their paid subscription through our add-in as well. In both scenarios, we would be facilitating payments and would not be relying on the Office Store for payments. We'd like for our add-in to show "May require additional purchase" in the Office Store description. Should I select "This app will be sold as a subscription" when submitting our add-in? I want to verify that by selecting this option we will still be able to manage subscriptions and accept payments via our website rather than through the Office Store.

    Also validation policy 3.4 states "Apps or add-ins running on iOS must not offer any additional features or content for sale." Would either of our proposed scenarios for accepting payments violate this policy?

    Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:09 PM


  • Hi Evan OnGrid,

    I suggest you to follow the process suggested by the Microsoft to maintain the subscription of your add in.

    Microsoft had already provided the documentation and sample code to maintain the subscription.

    if you do not follow that approach and try to implement your own approach then Office store will reject your Add in.

    then after to submit the add in again you need to make a change in that functionality.

    if you do not change then it will be rejected again.

    so I would not suggest you to implement your own approach.

    try to follow the Microsoft documentation to maintain the subscription of user.

    below are some links that will help you.

    Creating and verifying licensing in a paid app for Office

    Add license checks to Office and SharePoint Add-ins

    License your Office and SharePoint Add-ins

    you want to sell the features for your add in from your website. so for ios it will not going to work.

    as it is clearly describe in the policy.

    then also if you want to try then you can try to submit your add in.

    they will inform you that which policies are violated.

    then you can try to correct it later and again try to submit it.



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