Bot application for a small group of people

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Hello,

 

We have an internal meetups activity in the office and I would like to build a bot for it with schedules, notifications about future events and self registration. I think that the bot app in teams perfectly fits this cases since MS Teams is corporate messenger.

 

But I faced with a problem that I should submit my app for review and publish it to the public catalog. Unfortunately this application are useless for users who are not from our office.

 

Is there any options to allow people to use app without public release? Maybe I can add the users from mail group or something like that.

3 Replies
Hi Max,

You can still install a Teams Bot using the manifest you have created. Take a look at the final section of this page from Microsoft Docs:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/platform/bots/how-to/create-a-bot-for-teams

Hope that helps

@Max_Efremov:  Yes its possible.

You need to be in the same Organisation. You may upload the app using "Upload app to Teams" Upload App to Orgainisation" in App section. Here every user need to upload the app.

If you have created C# application for enhance the app then you need to host this app in public api.

Let me know if you need more help in this.