Enterprise Deployment of SharePoint Framework Apps in an On Premise Platform
There is currently no good way to do enterprise level automated deployments of an SPFX addin into a SharePoint 2016 on Premise environment..
Consider a case where there are 1000 site collections and we would need to deploy an SPFX app to all sites automatically. Currently there is no way to perform this deployment in an automated fashion. It is not possible through powershell, csom, c# or in an administrative UI.
Having this ability would solve a large hole in capabilities with SharePoint Framework
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Jasmine Farley commented
It would be nice to have something similar to the ALM API for on-prem.
Right now, I have only found a hacky way of programmatically deploying SPFx on-prem:
Matt Schuessler commented
To add, this would include Tenant wide TRUST.