I have an external service that I would like to offer on Salesforce via their marketplace.

As I understand, I need to create a Connected app and use the oAuth APIs to connect to the Salesforce system. Once I have this setup, I can create a Package and distribute it in the marketplace.

I'm going through the paces, trying to make sure my assumptions are correct (is there anything I'm missing?).

However, I ran into a problem

  1. I've created a Connected App entry in the App Manager and it shows up as 'Connected'
  2. I've created a package in the Package Manager and it too shows up properly
  3. I open the Package Manager and go into Setup, but I can't add the Connected App into the Package.

When I select 'Apps' from the dropdown, my Connected app doesn't appear. Do I need to do something else for the app to appear?

Package manager view

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    Strictly speaking, this method of installing connected apps is obsolete; the first time a user in an org uses it, it automatically appears in the Setup menu, and can then be installed/configured/blocked by an administrator.
    – sfdcfox
    Feb 12, 2018 at 17:23
  • Is your org namespaced ? Feb 12, 2018 at 17:24
  • @sfdcfox So how do you distribute the app on the Appexchange without packaging it? I want the app to be listed there,
    – JohnP
    Feb 12, 2018 at 22:18
  • @MohithShrivastava I don't think so. Is that required?
    – JohnP
    Feb 12, 2018 at 22:18
  • @JohnP Yes please .Check my answer .You need to namespace and then create a managed type of application . Feb 12, 2018 at 22:27

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Aren't connected apps listed in the "Connected App" component type drop down menu not the "App" one.

You just need to switch the drop down.

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    Actually, you're partly right! The 'Connected App' option doesn't seem to show up till you set the namespace as described here : developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.lightning.meta/… Once you do setup the namespace, the Connected App option shows up and you can select it and the app appears. Thanks!
    – JohnP
    Feb 23, 2018 at 15:51
  • I had the same issue but a little bit different. I marked the package as 'managed' but get the error message that I is not possible to have more than one managed package in one Org (but I had no other managed package in this org). When I do not select it as a managed package the Option 'Connected App' do not appear in the drop down. So the solution was: Do not mark it as 'Managed package' on the first step-> add all other relevant components and than on the next screen edit the package again and mark it as 'Managed package'. And...The menu appears in the Dropdown
    – utm
    Nov 23, 2018 at 9:18

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