Can anyone suggest me on how to use SP.AppCatalog() in JSOM or CSOM and get the all apps in AppCatalog, Not AppInstances..

  • Any reason why you don't want to install the apps via the Sharepoint UI? – Stephen Feb 12 '14 at 14:02
  • Stephen- Idea is.. I want to deploy all apps at a time into the app catalog, so I thought CSOM with Powershell cmdlets is a good idea.. – kart Feb 13 '14 at 5:27

Not verified. But the AppCatalog is a SharePoint Library, i think you just have to add the *.app files to this list for deployment. there are plenty examaples of how to add a file to a library. Rest of the internal installation processing is automatically done by eventreceivers or workflows, i guess.

Installing might eventually be the bigger problem, atm i am not aware of a function which do this, but i think there should be one.


SharePoint CSOM API exposes the following methods:

How to deploy (upload & install) SharePoint App via CSOM

/// <summary>
/// Deploy SP App 
/// </summary>
/// <param name="context">Client context</param>
/// <param name="appFullPath">Full path to app file (.app)</param>
/// <returns></returns>
private static AppInstance DeployApp(ClientContext context, string appFullPath)
    using (var packageStream = System.IO.File.OpenRead(appFullPath))
       var appInstance = context.Web.LoadAndInstallApp(packageStream);
       return appInstance;


The following example demonstrates how to deploy SP App into SharePoint Online

using (var ctx = new ClientContext(url))
      ctx.Credentials = new SharePointOnlineCredentials(userName, securePassword);
      var appInstance = DeployApp(ctx, @"C:\Packages\SPApp.app");
      if (appInstance != null && appInstance.Status == AppInstanceStatus.Initialized)
          Console.WriteLine("App was installed.");

Retrieve App instances

using (var ctx = new ClientContext(webUrl))
    ctx.Credentials = CreateSPOCredentials(userName, password);

    var appInstances = AppCatalog.GetAppInstances(ctx, ctx.Web);
    foreach (var appInstance in appInstances)

Apps can't be installed using CSOM or JSOM. Powershell is good choice.

Some links:


@kosikovec i doubt it is possible through powershell if you are looking at sharepoint online.There are no powershell scripts for app deployment to sharpeoint online

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