Installing Origami Apps

Here is how to install ORIGAMI solution for the first time in your Office 365 SharePoint tenant.

STEP 1: Upload ORIGAMI apps
  1. Log in to your Office 365 admin center page with a SharePoint admin account, then choose Admin as shown below:


  1. Navigate to the SharePoint admin center shown below:

  1. In the left-hand side navigation click on MoreFeatures.

  2. From the list on the page, click the Apps button. This will open your SharePoint App Catalog.

  3. Your Origami account manager sent you an installation package (about a dozen files with *.sppkg extension). Download these files to your computer and then upload each of them to the App Catalog, one by one.

  4. For each of the files you upload, wait for the confirmation to come up.

  5. When the confirmation window comes up, click Deploy or Enable button and wait for completion. Repeat steps 5-7 for each of the files in the package provided.

NOTE: After you enable some apps, you might be asked to [Set up an API permission]. This step can be skipped by clicking [I’ll do it later] button. Additional permissions can be given on as needed basis instead of upfront.

STEP 2: Test the apps

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----------- Unable to upload to your SharePoint App Catalog?
  1. Log in to your Office 365 admin center page with an administrator account, then choose Admin.


  1. Navigate to the SharePoint admin center.

  1. In the left-hand side navigation click on the Sites → Active Sites link.

  2. Search for the URL of your App Catalog.

  1. Click on the title of the app catalog site.

  2. In the flyout window, select the [Permissions] tab and add your username as an Admin in the list.

----------- Optional site configuration for legacy apps

If you’re using an installation package released prior to June 2023, you’ll need to do these additional installation steps.

  1. Navigate to the site which will be your intranet home page.
  2. Create a new list Custom List and give it a name [Config].
    Here is how to create a SharePoint list → Create a list - Microsoft Support
  3. Add a new list column called [Value]. The type of the column should be a Single line of text
  4. The minimum values required in the list are:
    4.1 Title: PrimaryColour Value: [hex of your primary color; example: #385d7f]
    4.2 Title: SecondaryColour Value: [hex of your secondary color; example: #e18719]
    4.3 Title: origamirootsiteindicatorkey2019 Value: origamirootsiteindicatorkey2019
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