Deploying Multiple Provider Hosted Apps In A Single Azure Web Site

There are three kinds of SharePoint Add-ins: SharePoint-hosted, Provider-hosted and SharePoint Framework. To decide about a better way to develop your scenario, you have to understand what each type of SharePoint Add-ins has in common/support.

There are three kinds of SharePoint Add-ins: SharePoint-hosted, Provider-hosted and SharePoint Framework. To decide about a better way to develop your scenario, you have to understand what each type of SharePoint Add-ins has in common/support. 

SharePoint Hosted Provided Hosted SharePoint Framework
No server-side code Server-side code can be done No server-side code
Runs in the context of the current user Runs in the context of the current user or app Runs in the context of the current user and connection in the browser
The controls are rendered in an iFrame The controls are rendered in an iFrame There are no iFrames for the customization (JavaScript is embedded directly to the page)
Centered around SharePoint components Centered around a remote web application or data source Centered around SharePoint components
The controls are not responsive by nature The controls are not responsive by nature The controls are responsive by nature
Microsoft toolchain, such as Visual Studio Microsoft toolchain such as Visual Studio A toolchain is based on common opensource client development tools, such as npm, TypeScript, Yeoman, web pack, and gulp.
Performance is not reliable Performance is not reliable Performance is reliable
 
In this article, we are going to see how we can deploy more than one provider-hosted app in a single Azure web application.
  • Create an Azure site.
  • Create required App folders.
  • Go to Azure web site.
  • Click on the Configure link in the top navigation for the web site.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter the values for your new virtual paths, as shown below.

    Deploying Multiple Provider Hosted Apps In A Single Azure Web Site

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Make sure you check the application checkbox.

  • Register your apps using the appregnew.aspx page, as shown below.

Deploying Multiple Provider Hosted Apps In A Single Azure Web Site

Note
Here, I am adding my virtual directory subfolder name (App1 and App2) after the Azure website URL.

  • Your app manifest file should look like this.

Deploying Multiple Provider Hosted Apps In A Single Azure Web Site

Note
Here, I am adding my virtual directory subfolder names (App1 and App2) after ~remoteAppUrl. If you don’t have Remote Event Receiver in your app, you do not need to configure InstalledEventEndpoint and UninstallingEventEndpoint.

  • Publishing configuration (App Web Project) should be something like this.

Deploying Multiple Provider Hosted Apps In A Single Azure Web Site

Note
Here, I am adding my virtual directory subfolder names (App1 and App2) after site name.

  • Finally, the app package configuration should be like this.

Deploying Multiple Provider Hosted Apps In A Single Azure Web Site

Note
Here, I am not adding my virtual directory subfolder names (App1 and App2).

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