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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.
In order to install it, they must be the admin of a product on that site. They will also be able to use this link to 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.
Apps that already have a license in the app manifest or have been submitted for listing on Marketplace can't be shared via installation link; in order to share and test these apps, you'll need to copy the app's code, create a new, unlicensed version of the app, and share this version via installation link.
You can stop sharing your app at any time.
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 onto.
Copy the installation link and send it to your user. Remind them to keep the link somewhere safe, as they'll need it to update or uninstall the app in the future.
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 onto.
If you want to restrict or change who can install your app, you can generate a new installation link. This disables the previous installation link.
Users with the previous link will no longer be able to install your app. However, if they've already installed your app, they can continue to use it, and update it when you release new versions.
This action can't be undone.
In the developer console, choose the app you want to generate a new link for.
Select Distribution in the left menu.
Next to the installation link, select Generate new link.
A modal appears. If you’re happy to continue, select Generate new link.
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 either:
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.
Once your app has been submitted for listing on Marketplace, or has a license in the app manifest, it can't be shared via installation link. In order to share and test this app, you'll need to copy the app's code, create a new, unlicensed version of the app, and share this version via installation link.
The Atlassian Marketplace doesn't support cross-product apps yet.
If your app is compatible with multiple products, you'll need to create two Forge apps using the same code base, and publish two separate listings on the Marketplace.
Forge apps listed on the Marketplace aren't able to make API calls across different products and instances/installations.
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