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When you’re ready to share your Forge app with users, you’ll need to enable sharing for your app in the developer console. This generates a link that you can share with users to install your app on their Atlassian site. The link also lets them uninstall your app, and update your app when you release new versions.
Use this method to share your apps for internal use, or to test your apps before listing them on the Atlassian Marketplace.
Note that for a user to install your app onto an Atlassian site, they must be the admin of a product on that site.
At any time, you can turn off sharing for your app. To see how this affects users who have already installed your app, see Stop sharing your app below.
Using the Forge CLI, deploy your app to the production environment.
In the developer console, choose the app you want to share.
Select Distribution in the left menu, and under 'Distribution controls', select Edit.
Select the Sharing option, fill in the app details, and select Save changes.
Select which Atlassian products you want your user to install your app on.
When your user visits the link, an installation screen appears, similar to the one below. It displays information about your app, including the permissions your app is requesting. From here, your user can choose a site and product to install your app on.
If you want to stop sharing your app with users, you must disable sharing in the developer console.
Your app is no longer being shared. This has the following effects:
You can start sharing your app again any time.
You might want to deploy a new version of your app that includes updated scopes. Once you've deployed the new version to the production environment using the Forge CLI, users can do one of the following:
Update the app through the Universal Plugin Manager (UPM).
Select the installation link you previously sent to them, and under the 'Installations' tab of the installation screen, select Update.
If needed, you can copy the installation link from the developer console and send it to them again.
If you've finished testing your app, and want to provide or sell it to a large customer base, see Listing Forge apps on the Atlassian Marketplace.
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