For adding an app, that has Search query permission, to a site collection as site owner I get the following message:

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Well, Search works on tenant level, so to add the app to a site collection I need to do that as tenant admin. I understand that. But if I deploy the app to the app catalog I think that should be sufficient to allow the site administrators install the app. Unfortunately this did not seem to be so. So my question is, is there a workaround to fix this issue in SharePoint Online till Microsoft comes with a solution? In SharePoint On Premise someone suggested this workaround: SharePoint 2013 Apps - Tenant Admin Bug und Workaround

  • what plan you have whether you are on a P-plan or E-Plan? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Apr 14 '14 at 15:09
  • A trial E Plan! – MED Apr 14 '14 at 15:15
  • i think the app you are trying to install is required Tenant Scope permission? Can you try to install any other application and see if that works. – Waqas Sarwar MVP Apr 14 '14 at 15:22
  • Also check this technet: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn609806.aspx – Waqas Sarwar MVP Apr 14 '14 at 15:31
  • @Waqas Sarwar MCSE, related to "SharePoint Online Self-Service Tenant Scoped App Deployment Guide" you suggested above, when I go to Site Settings on the App Catalog, I can't see Cross Site App Permission under Users and Permissions!! – MED Apr 24 '14 at 14:46

I believe you are trying to add an app from store, Site collection administrators can not add an app as its Sharepoint's policy for security purposes. So you have to be a lower level from administrator to add an app.


If you are installing an app that needs tenant admin permissions (say it is an app-only permission), you need to do that from central / tenant admin now.


Is this your own Application? Than you could check your webmanifest. This is wrong sometimes.

Appmanifest => Permissions => SiteCollection => Set to "Full Controll"

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