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Welcome to Linchpin Launchpad!

This guide was created to help you with the setup of the Launchpad. See what can be configured and how you can do it. 

For more information, make sure to view the Linchpin Launchpad documentation.

Installation & licensing

Please refer to Atlassian's installation instructions: 

Installation via the Universal Plugin Manager

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Log in to your Confluence instance as an administrator.

  2. Open the Confluence general administration.
    1. Click on the Find new apps link in the sidebar.
  3. Enter "Linchpin Launchpad" in the search field (marked by the text "Search the Marketplace"), then press Enter.
  4. Click on "Free trial" to test the app for 30 days, or click on "Buy now" if you want to purchase a license for Linchpin Launchpad.
  5. You'll be prompted to register for or log into MyAtlassian.
  6. Linchpin Launchpad will be automatically downloaded and installed after you log-in.

Set up app categories

To access app categories, click on the rack icon in the header and select "Apps".

In the sidebar, click on "Configuration" and then on "Categories" underneath the Launchpad.

To create a category simply put in the name of the category in the field and click on "Add".

The more apps you offer, the more categories you should define to make it easier for users to find what's important to them.

You can also define sub categories, this let's you sort your apps even better!

How to create new apps

To create new apps in the Launchpad click on the rack icon, on "Apps" and then on the "Create new app" button.

Next, fill out the form. Additionally, you are able to add a short description, dedicate it to a specific department, upload an app icon, add labels, or add the app to a category. 

Filling out the description offers more information on the app's functions.

The red star behind App title and URL marks this information is obligatory.

Further down, you have the options regarding the visibility on the Launchpad.

There are various options you can choose from:

  • Visibility:
    • Offer app to all users.
    • Restrict the visibility of this app to user groups.
  • Mandatory app:
    • No
    • Display this app for all users in "My Apps". This app can not be removed by the user.
    • Display this app under "My Apps" for users matching specific filter criteria.
  • Recommend app:
    • No
    • Display this app for all users as "Recommended Apps"
    • Display this app as "Recommended App" for users matching specific filter criteria.
  • Mark as "new":
    • Show app in the "New Apps" for 3 weeks.

Choose an option and click on "Create" to create the new app.

This content was last updated on 10/11/2022.

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