Private apps

Private apps are built exclusively for your Shopify store (unlike public apps, which are built to work with many stores). You can use private apps to add features to your Shopify admin, access your store's data directly using Shopify's APIs, or extend your online store to other platforms using the Storefront API.

Change Storefront API permissions for a private app

If your private app uses the Storefront API, then you can change what areas of your store the app can access by changing the app's permissions.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps.

  2. Click Develop apps.

  3. Click the name of the app whose permissions you want to change.

  4. In the Storefront API section, under Storefront API permissions, select which store data you want the app to access.

Four permissions are selected by default: Read products and collections, Read and modify customers, Read and modify checkouts, and Read blogs and articles.

  1. Click Save.

  2. In the You've made changes to your app dialog, click Save.

Change the developer contact email

Shopify uses the developer contact email to contact the developer if there is an issue with the private app, such as when an API change might break it. To make sure your app keeps working as expected, you should make sure that this email is correct and up to date.

You can change or update the developer email in the Shopify admin:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps.

  2. Click Develop apps.

  3. Click the name of the app that you want to edit.

  4. Enter the developer's email address in the Emergency developer email field.

Delete a private app

You can delete private apps that you no longer want to use from the Apps page in your Shopify admin.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps.

  2. Click Develop apps.

  3. Click the trash can button next to the app that you want to delete.

The trash can button.

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