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Installing Salesforce apps via code


I am interested to install our “Connected” Salesforce app to customer’s Salesforce setup when they run our product’s installer.

Is this functionality exposed via an API or any other mechanism? Or is this something the Salesforce admin must do him / herself?

Thank You
Alexa Caroline


hi @AlexaCaroline
here your answer follows
To install Appexchange packages you need : “Download SalesForce AppExchange Packages” permission on your profile.

you could either ask your admin to give you that permission on sandbox or modify the profile to give you that access if you have the permission to do that (which you maybe should not if you’re a delegated admin).

You can install packages to a sandbox, when you click the get it now button on the appexchange, you can select to install in your sandbox.

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