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Publishing to cloud hubs


Publishing to cloud hubs

If you want to make your apps available to users who do not have access to the Qlik Sense Enterprise hub, you can publish them to a cloud hub.

In a multi-cloud enabled Qlik Sense deployment, your Qlik Sense administrator creates distribution policies in QMC. The Qlik Sense administrator then creates streams for your apps. When you publish or move an app to a stream with distribution policy app properties applied, Qlik Sense copies the app to the cloud hub. In the cloud hub, the apps is staged. The tenant administrator then makes the staged app available in a managed space in the cloud hub.

Staged apps

In cloud editions of Qlik Sense, apps without owners that are not in spaces are called staged apps. When an app is published to a cloud hub from Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows, it will not have an owner or space. A tenant administrator can assign it to a managed space from the management console.

For more information on managing staged apps in management console, see Managing apps.


Tags are a way to group apps in the cloud hub.

App developers with the appropriate privileges can publish apps with tags. The tags can be in multiple cloud hubs, depending on your deployment. Tagged apps are automatically updated whenever the app in the stream is updated.

Consumers with the appropriate access rights can view apps by tags in the cloud hub. App consumers can interact with the apps. For example, they can make selections in the data. However, they cannot update or develop the apps further. For example, they cannot create sheets, charts, and stories. App consumers can share links to charts in apps with the selections they have made.


Your Qlik Sense administrator may set up additional app properties required for distributing from streams to tags.

Streams and tags

The Qlik Sense administrator can have a distribution policy that distributes published apps with added app properties with one or more tags to a cloud hub.

When an app is published to a stream in Qlik Sense Enterprise, distribution policies determine the target cloud hubs that will receive the app with the tags. You can set app properties that control the destination cloud hub and tags when publishing in the Qlik Sense Enterprise hub. Qlik Sense Enterprise copies the app from the stream to the cloud hub with the tags whenever you publish or change app properties. The destination for each distribution is controlled by distribution policies managed by your Qlik Sense administrator.

Apps can be published to only one stream, but they can be published with multiple tags to multiple cloud hubs.


Your administrator can see the time of the last sync in the stream properties.

Depending on your organization you may prefer to move apps to an archive stream with no distribution policy instead of just removing the app.

Tagged apps can be modified in Qlik Sense Enterprise hub, like an app in any other Qlik Sense Enterprise stream. In Qlik Sense Enterprise hub. You can:

  • Duplicate apps in the stream.
  • Republish the app in the stream.
  • Manage app custom properties
  • Open the app in Published.

In an open app in Qlik Sense Enterprise, you can:

  • Publish and unpublish personal sheets and stories.
  • Add public sheets and stories to the app or remove them from the app.