I have a sharepoint 2013 application. There's essentially nothing in it other than the default pages/scripts/files

In the app manifest, I went to add permissions to certain things such as

  • Web -- Read
  • Tenant -- REad
  • User Profiles -- Read
  • List -- Read Site

  • Collection -- Read

I package the app, upload it to the app catalogue, select the application to install and I get a message saying

"you can't add this app here"

When I remove the permissions from the app, I am able to upload the app and install it just fine.

Why is this? How can I deploy the application and install it with the permissions I want to set

  • Are you getting the issue even when you applied only "List - Read" permission? Can you apply one permission at a time to the app to isolate the issue? Apr 1, 2014 at 23:38
  • I narrowed it down to the User Profiles - Read permission. It would not let me add the app if this permission was present. Any way to fix this?
    – prawn
    Apr 2, 2014 at 16:09

2 Answers 2


I faced the same issue and believe the answer lies in this statement at this link: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj163864.aspx

Apps that request rights for the User Profiles scope must be installed by a tenant administrator, and they cannot be installed in Office 365 Small Business Premium version of SharePoint Online.


The user must have required permissions to deploy based on the APP permissions.

  1. Tenant scope - Tenant admin
  2. Site collection - site collection admin
  3. Web - Site owner
  4. User profile - Tenant admin
  5. List - Site owner

Try with Tenant admin rights in your case. I can provide additional information if needed.

Thanks, Venkat Knjeti

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