• The App Management Service is responsible for storing and providing information concerning SP App licenses and permissions
  • All licenses for apps downloaded from Marketplace will be stored in Apps service application
  • The App Management Service is accessed each time app is requested or used in SharePoint to verify validity of the request
  • Further information regarding features of the Apps Management service application
    (Video 12mins, 5sec | Presentation PPTX (Ignite Training) 

How to create a 'App Management' service application

Method 1: PowerShell

If you are not sure to be able to use the cmdlets, you can have a look at this article.

1. Launch SharePoint 2013 "Management Shell"


2. Get the Farm account

$account = Get-SPManagedAccount FarmAccount

3. Create a new application pool using this account

$appPoolAppSvc = New-SPServiceApplicationPool -Name AppServiceAppPool -Account $account

4. Create the "App management" service application, using this application pool

$appAppSvc = New-SPAppManagementServiceApplication -ApplicationPool $appPoolAppSvc -Name AppServiceApp -DatabaseName NomDeLaBDD

5. Create a proxy for the service application

$proxyAppSvc = New-SPAppManagementServiceApplicationProxy -ServiceApplication $appAppSvc


6. Start the "App Management Service" service

Get-SPServiceInstance | where-object {$_.TypeName -eq "App Management Service"}

(Get-SPServiceInstance | where-object {$_.TypeName -eq "App Management Service"}).Provision()

Get-SPServiceInstance | where-object {$_.TypeName -eq "App Management Service"}


Method 2: Central administration

1. In SharePoint 2013 central administration, click on "Application Management", then on "Manage Service Applications"


2. Click on "New", then on "App Management Service"


3. Type a name for the service application and its database


Type a name for the application pool and the account used by the pool.

Uncheck the checkbox if you do not want to create a proxy for the service application, then click on "OK".


4. The service application and its proxy are created


5. The last action is to start the "App Management Service" service.

Click on "Application Management", then on "Manage services on server"


6. Click on "Start" in front of the service


PowerShell - App Management Service cmdlets

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