Enable and disable Access apps in your organization

Important    Microsoft no longer recommends creating and using Access web apps in SharePoint. As an alternative, consider using Microsoft PowerApps to build no-code business solutions for the web and mobile devices.

As the admin, you can disable and enable the creation of Access apps in your organization's Office 365 SharePoint environment by following the steps outlined in this article.

Turn on or turn off Access apps

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or organizational account.

  2. Go to the SharePoint Admin Center. Choose Admin > SharePoint. You're now in the SharePoint admin center.

  3. On the SharePoint admin center page choose Settings.

  4. On the Settings page, scroll down to the Access apps section.

  5. Select Enable Access apps to turn on Access apps in your environment.

    Screenshot of Access app settings on SharePoint Admin Center page

    Under this setting you'll see two additional options:

    • Allow users to create new apps - Selecting this option allows users to create new Access apps in your environment.

    • Do not allow users to create new apps - Selecting this option prevents users from creating new Access apps in your environment but it does allow existing Access apps to continue functioning.

    Note: The Allow users to create new apps and Do not allow users to create new apps settings are currently being rolled out to all Office 365 and SharePoint Online farm tenants. All tenants should be seeing these settings by the end of May, 2017.

  6. Select Disable Access apps to turn off Access apps in your environment. Selecting this option means users won't be able to use any existing Access apps created in your environment or create new Access apps.

  7. Click OK to save your admin settings.

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