Publish teamsapp

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Publish an app to the Microsoft Teams apps catalog. Specifically, this API publishes the app to your organization's catalog (the tenant app catalog); the created resource will have a distributionMethod property value of organization.

The requiresReview property allows any user to submit an app for review by an administrator. Admins can approve or reject these apps via this API or the Microsoft Teams admin center.

Permissions

One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission Type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) AppCatalog.Submit, AppCatalog.ReadWrite.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All**
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported
Application Not supported.

Note: Permissions marked with ** are deprecated and should not be used.

HTTP request

POST /appCatalogs/teamsApps

To publish an app that requires a review:

POST /appCatalogs/teamsApps?requiresReview:{Boolean}

Query parameters

Property Type Description
requiresReview Boolean This optional query parameter triggers the app review process. Users with admin privileges can submit apps without triggering a review. If users want to request a review before publishing, they must set requiresReview to true. A user who has admin privileges can opt not to set requiresReview or set the value to false and the app will be considered approved and will publish instantly.

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/zip. Required.

Request body

In the request body, include a Teams zip manifest payload. For details, see Create an app package.

Each app in the app catalog must have a unique manifest ID.

Response

If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and a teamsApp object.

Examples

Example 1: Publish an app to the app catalog

Request

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/appCatalogs/teamsApps
Content-type: application/zip

[Zip file containing a Teams app package]

For information about how to create a Microsoft Teams application zip file, see Create an app package.

Response

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "id": "e3e29acb-8c79-412b-b746-e6c39ff4cd22",
  "externalId": "b5561ec9-8cab-4aa3-8aa2-d8d7172e4311",
  "name": "Test App",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "distributionMethod": "organization"
}

Example 2: Upload a new application for review to an organization's app catalog

Request

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/appCatalogs/teamsApps?requiresReview=true
Content-type: application/zip

Response

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Location: https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/appCatalogs/teamsApps/e3e29acb-8c79-412b-b746-e6c39ff4cd22

{
  "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#appCatalogs/teamsApps/$entity",
  "id": "e3e29acb-8c79-412b-b746-e6c39ff4cd22",
  "externalId": "b5561ec9-8cab-4aa3-8aa2-d8d7172e4311",
  "name": "Test App",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "distributionMethod": "organization"
}

Example 3: Approve or reject an app pending review

Request

PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/appCatalogs/teamsApps/a761ad07-22ef-4a53-9feb-2837c8ad4a84/appDefinitions/YTc2MWFkMDctMjJlZi00YTUzLTlmZWItMjgzN2M4YWQ0YTg0IyMxLjEuOCMjU3VibWl0dGVk
Content-type: application/json
If-Match: InFtSStsNVJHVWdzWUJRU2ZVWGp4RWc9PSI=

{
  "publishingState":"published"
}

Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#appCatalogs/teamsApps('a761ad07-22ef-4a53-9feb-2837c8ad4a84')/appDefinitions/$entity",
    "id": "YTc2MWFkMDctMjJlZi00YTUzLTlmZWItMjgzN2M4YWQ0YTg0IyMxLjEuOCMjUHVibGlzaGVk",
    "teamsAppId": "a761ad07-22ef-4a53-9feb-2837c8ad4a84",
    "azureADAppId": null,
    "displayName": "Ducks",
    "version": "1.1.8",
    "requiredResourceSpecificApplicationPermissions": [],
    "publishingState": "published",
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    "lastModifiedDateTime": null,
    "createdBy": null
}