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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
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    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
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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.

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  • 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
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    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

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