Grant App Permissions SharePoint 2016

Grant permission for workflow App Identifier in SharePoint 2016

In this article, we will solve why you can’t lookup App Identifier details when you grant permission to an App in SharePoint as well as we will learn how to step by step grant app permissions SharePoint 2016.

Applies To

  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.

Can’t lookup App Identifier details in SharePoint 2016

In SharePoint 2016, I tried to grant permission to the Workflow App by doing the following:

  • Open Site App Permissions.
Site app permissions In SharePoint
  • Copy the App Identifier GUID between the last “|” and the “@” sign, as shown below.
Configure App Permissions for SharePoint Workflow
  • Browse “http://hostname/_layouts/15/appinv.aspx” to grant the APP permission.
  • Paste the App Identifier to App Id field,
  • Click on the Lookup button to fetch its related data.
    • Title,
    • App Domain,
    • and Redirect URL.

Unfortunately, the Title and App Domain for the App Identifier can’t be retrieved as shown below.

Grant App Permissions SharePoint 2016
Grant App Permissions SharePoint 2016

This problem might occur in case of

  1. The App Identifier is not provided correctly.
  2. Workflows can use app permissions” feature is not activated.
  3. Workflows can use app permissions” feature is activated before configuring the App Management Service.

Grant App Permissions SharePoint 2016

To get SharePoint grant App permissions working properly, you should d the following:

Configure App Management Service

As a prerequisite to granting permission to an App in SharePoint, you must make sure that the App Management Service has been configured properly as we mentioned at Sorry, something went wrong App Management shared service proxy is not installed

Activate “Workflows can use app permissions” feature

  • Open Site Settings.
The SharePoint Site Settings
  • Below Site Actions > Select Manage site features.
Site Actions - Manage site features
  • Activate Workflows can use app permissions feature.
Activate "Workflows can use app permissions" feature

Note: The Workflows can use app permissions feature must be activated after configuring the App Management Service, not before! so If it is already activated, try to deactivate it then activate it again.

Get Workflow APP Identifier 

  • In the Site App Permissions, 
  • Make sure that you have copied the client section of the App Identifier between the last “|” and the “@” sign as shown below.
Configure App Permissions for SharePoint Workflow

  • Browse “http://hostname/_layouts/15/appinv.aspx” to grant the APP permission.
  • Paste the App Identifier to App Id field,
  • Click on the Lookup button that should fetch the APP information based on the assigned App Identifier as shown below:
SharePoint Grant App Permissions
Grant App Permissions SharePoint 2016

Conclusion

in conclusion, we have learned how to Grant App Permissions SharePoint 2016 and lookup the APP info in a proper way.

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