Microsoft provides the add-in as a framework for building and customizing SharePoint onpremise or online in a way that does not interfere with the performance of the platform. My experience with most of the organizations involves confusion and trouble heading in the right direction with regard to add-in configuration. It is imperative for me as an Architect, to take bottom line responsibility for ensure they are guided properly ensuring they get it right across the environments in the organization.

Introduction

This document will walk you through setting up your VDE and creating a simple SharePoint-hosted add-in that displays all locations of Liberty International Underwriters via Google Maps.

Step-by-step instructions:

Configure services in SharePoint for server-to-server add-in use

  1. Ensure that the add-in management service and user profile application are configured. The steps are as follows:
    • In Central Administration, under Application Management, select Manage service applications.
    • On the Service Applications page, ensure that the following services are started:
      • User Profile Service Application
      • Add-in Management Service
    • Under Application Management, select Manage services on the server.
    • On the Services on Server page, ensure that the following services are started: 
      • User Profile Service
  2. Ensure that at least one profile is created in the User Profile Service Application. The steps are as follows:
    • In Central Administration, under Application Management, select Manage service applications.
    • Next, select User Profile Service Application.
    • On the Manage Profile Service: User Profile Service Application page, under People, select Manage User Profiles.
    • On the Manage User Profiles page, select New Profiles.
    • On the Add User Profile page, type your account name and other required properties.
    • If you get a message saying that the profile you are trying to create already exists, select Cancel and Go Back.
    • Select Save and Close. Back on the Manage User Profiles page, you should see the Total number of profiles: 1.

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