I get an error while trying to create a package version with this command

sfdx force:package:version:create -p MySalesforcePackage -d force-app -k MyPassWord --wait 10 -v DevHub

This is the arror. It was created as an Unmanaged Package

ERROR:  MyConnectedAppApiName: Installing an app (MyConnectedAppApiName) that has been deleted.

This is the connected App inside the folder force-app/main/defult/connectedApps

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ConnectedApp xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">
<description>Connected App</description>
<label>My App</label>

2 Answers 2


So i found out what the problem is Connected Apps are not available in Unmanaged Packages, they are available in managed Packages.

  • Thank you for the confirmation.
    – Aayush K
    Feb 27, 2019 at 21:18
  • Thanks, Is it possible to add connected app in unlocked package. I am getting same error when creating unlocked package.
    – lambad
    May 8, 2019 at 6:41
  • An unlocked package without a namespace is similar to the old style of unmanaged package. So you will have the same problem @lambad
    – FabriR
    May 23, 2019 at 16:40

To reconfirm after spending way too many hours researching: No

Page 40 from "Package and Distribute Your Apps" spring 19 Connected Apps • Connected apps can be added to managed packages, only. Connected apps are not supported for unmanaged packages.

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