I am totally new to SF so my question might sound weak. I want to publish an app to the appexchange store. The only functionality of this app would be to redirect the user to a configured URL when the app is added by an enterprise admin. What is the easiest way to do that?

Basically all other functionality will be handled by my URL endpoint(authorization/business logic).

  • What do you mean by "redirect the user"? You want the user to actually leave the Salesforce environment and go to another webpage? – rael_kid May 15 '13 at 13:25
  • 2
    Look at Canvas to be able to surface an External Application in Salesforce. Alternatively, you can just use a Webtab or have a Quick Link in the Sidebar. – techtrekker May 15 '13 at 13:49
  • @Lex, yes i want to redirect the user to my endpoint when he adds the app – auny May 15 '13 at 13:55
  • @techtrekker, How can I register a quick link to any enterprise's salesforce portal when they have not yet added my app? – auny May 15 '13 at 13:56
  • If all you need is a redirect URL, the local Salesforce admin can create a link or web tab like @techtrekker says. Why would you need an app for that? – Mike Chale May 15 '13 at 14:03

If your question is about "how to publish to the App Exchange", you'll want to take a look at the App Distribution Wiki which has links to the many resources available for people who want to develop apps and publish them to the App Exchange.

| improve this answer | |
  • My question was to get the easiest method of achieving the redirect functionality and packaging it in the form of an app. It has no other function. Just a one time redirect. – auny May 15 '13 at 13:58
  • The links on the page I gave you will tell you how to package your app and take you to the pages where you can learn about the approval process. – crmprogdev May 15 '13 at 14:32
  • 1
    If you want to develop a method for achieving redirect functionality for packaging as your App, I suggest you post your coding efforts to date for review by others to see if they can assist you where you're having difficulties with your code. – crmprogdev May 17 '13 at 20:10

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.