Specify the administrators and users who can install and manage add-ins for Outlook

Exchange 2013
 

Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016

Topic Last Modified: 2017-02-08

You can specify which administrators in your organization have permissions to install and manage add-ins for Outlook. You can also specify which users in your organization have permission to install and manage add-ins for their own use.

This is done by assigning or removing management roles specific to add-ins. There are five built-in roles you can use.

Administrative roles

  • Org Marketplace Apps   Enables an administrator to install and manage add-ins that are available from the Office Store for their organization.

  • Org Custom Apps   Enables an administrator to install and manage custom add-ins for their organization.

User roles

  • My Marketplace Apps   Enables a user to install and manage Office Store add-ins for their own use.

  • My Custom Apps   Enables a user to install and manage custom add-ins for their own use.

  • My ReadWriteMailbox Apps   Enables a user to install and manage add-ins that request the ReadWriteMailbox permission level in their manifest.

By default, all administrators who have the Organization Management role group have both of the above administrative roles enabled. Also by default, end users have the above user roles enabled.

For information about each of these roles, see Org Marketplace Apps role, Org Custom Apps role, My Marketplace Apps role, My Custom Apps role, and My ReadWriteMailbox Apps role.

For information about add-ins, see Add-ins for Outlook.

  • Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes.

  • You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Role assignments" entry in the Role management permissions topic.

  • Access to the Office Store isn’t supported for mailboxes or organizations in specific regions. If you don’t see Add from the Office Store as an option in the Exchange admin center under Organization > Add-ins > Add Icon, you may be able to install an add-in for Outlook from a URL or file location. For more information, contact your service provider.

  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard shortcuts in the Exchange admin center.

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You can use the EAC to assign administrators the permissions required to install and manage add-ins that available from the Office Store for your organization. For detailed information about how to do this, see Manage role groups.

You can use the EAC to assign users the permissions required to view and modify custom add-ins for their own use. For detailed information about how to do this, see Manage role groups.

To verify that you’ve successfully assigned permissions for a user, run a Shell command using the format Get-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role <Role Name> -GetEffectiveUsers, where Role Name is the role for which you want to verify assigned permissions.

This example shows you how to verify whom you’ve assigned permissions to install add-ins from the Office Store for the organization.

  1. Run Get-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role "Org Marketplace Apps" -GetEffectiveUsers.

  2. In the results, review the entries in the Effective Users column.

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Get-ManagementRoleAssignment.

 
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