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Can not upload SharePoint App to SharePoint App Catalog – when I was trying to upload the SharePoint app to the App Catalog site which I have downloaded from GitHub, I was not able to upload it – was getting the “The documents cannot be uploaded because different permissions are needed. Request the necessary permissions.”
SharePoint App – Apps for SharePoint
The below error I got from the internet explorer browser:
Then I tried with Mozilla Firefox browser – drag and drop.
Then I got the below error:
“The documents cannot be uploaded because different permissions are needed. Request the necessary permissions.”
When I have googled around – people have suggested enabling the custom script. However, when I verified – it was already enabled.
By the way, I am a “Global administrator” in my tenant, so it is a bit frustrating to see permission or any sort of file uploading issues.
After some research found that it is the permission issue in the app catalog site.
Go to the classic site collection administrator page from the SharePoint admin center, using the below shortcut URL:
Syntax: https://yourtenant-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/SiteCollections.aspx Example: https://globalsharepoint2020-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/SiteCollections.aspx
Select your, app catalog site collection, click on the “Owners” dropdown list then click on the “Manage Administrator” link.
In the “manage administrator” dialog box – add the user who is facing the issue to upload the file in the “Site Collection Administrator” section.
Click on the OK button.
We need to wait for a couple of minutes until the loader disappears.
Summary: Can not upload SharePoint App to SharePoint App Catalog
Thus, in this troubleshooting, we have learned how to fix the permission issue in the SharePoint App Catalog Site collection or how to fix the “The documents cannot be uploaded because different permissions are needed. Request the necessary permissions.” error.
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