checklist Creating SharePoint Apps


Won't go into details of how sharepoint apps are created, there are already enoough on net.
Two issues though which got me stumped and ended up wasting a lot of time...
Recommended is to perform these steps and then create the visual studio project

  1. Non System Account for App installation: Chances are you are on your single server developer machine and installing the apps. Well in that case use a non-system account to create and deploy the app.  Therefore, create a new account in your machine ( or DNS ) and use that account.
  2. Disable Loop Back Check: Since you are accessing the app from the localhost, this is needed. Otherwise the browser will repeatedly keep on asking you for authentication. Here is how to do it