Integrating with cloud and mobile services with IBM Bluemix DevOps Connect#
IBM® Bluemix DevOps Connect coordinates communication between IBM UrbanCode™ Release, UrbanCode Deploy, and the HCL Cloud and Bluemix services.
You download DevOps Connect from HCL developerWorks, and install it on a computer that has access to IBM UrbanCode Release or UrbanCode Deploy. DevOps Connect comes with several plug-ins installed that you can use to integrate IBM UrbanCode Release and UrbanCode Deploy with HCL Cloud and Bluemix services. You can update existing plug-ins or install new ones by using the DevOps Connect web-based dashboard.
You can start creating integrations with the installed plug-ins as soon as you register for DevOps Connect. DevOps Connect includes the following plug-ins:
- HCL UrbanCode Deploy for Mobile. This plug-in provides UrbanCode Deploy data to HCL UrbanCode Mobile users.
- HCL UrbanCode Release for Mobile. This plug-in provides IBM UrbanCode Release data to HCL UrbanCode Mobile users.
- HCL UrbanCode Deploy for Cloud Reporting. This plug-in sends data from DevOps Connect to Delivery Insights.
After you install DevOps Connect, use the installed plug-ins to create integrations with IBM UrbanCode Release and UrbanCode Deploy. Integrations run periodically and sync data between the integrated products and the HCL Bluemix services. Integrations use encrypted SSL connections and store data in encrypted databases. DevOps Connect encrypts the data before it provides it to the HCL Bluemix services.
The first time that you run DevOps Connect, register it by using your HCLid. You cannot use DevOps Connect until you register it. DevOps Connect generates a unique ID and receives a token that together forms its credentials. The credentials are used to establish secure connections and store configuration information and data in the cloud. The credentials are stored in the sync.properties file. For information about the sync.properties file, see Installing IBM Bluemix DevOps Connect.
DevOps Connect uses SSL to communicate with the cloud services. The DevOps Connect web-based dashboard also uses SSL.
- Installing IBM Bluemix DevOps Connect
Install IBM Bluemix DevOps Connect to share data between UrbanCode Deploy, IBM UrbanCode Release, and HCL UrbanCode Cloud services and Bluemix Services.
- Installing plug-ins into IBM Bluemix DevOps Connect
Install and upgrade plug-ins in IBM Bluemix DevOps Connect.
- Integrating HCL UrbanCode Deploy with UrbanCode Mobile
Use HCL® Bluemix™ DevOps Connect to integrate UrbanCode Deploy with UrbanCode Mobile.
- Configuring the UrbanCode Mobile app
Connect your UrbanCode Mobile application to the HCL Cloud service and receive deployment data on your mobile devices.
Parent topic: Overview of integrations