Management portal

The Management Portal layer of Sitefinity Cloud is based on Microsoft Azure DevOps. It provides a user interface to allow working with the project’s management tools. The management portal includes: 

  • Source Control / Repos
    Using the Management Portal, Sitefinity Cloud users can directly access their project repository. The repository contains all code files of the Sitefinity Web Application project, including all configuration files that are stored on the file system.

    NOTE: Similar to the on-premise version of Sitefinity, the project is configured to store configuration files in Auto mode. This means that your website stores some of its configuration files on the file system, and others in the database. For more information see Auto-storage mode of configurations.

    The code repository supports the full functionality available in Azure DevOps Repos, including a variety of features such as git repository, code reviews, pull requests, and so on.
  • CI/CD Management / Pipelines
    Sitefinity Cloud provides users with preconfigured Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) processes enabling customers to manage their website development cycle according to best practices. The Management Portal provides mechanisms to control and monitor the CI/CD pipelines. 
    • The Builds tab of the Management Portal lists the summary and logs from the automated trigger, testing an deployment actions from the CI setup.
    • The CD setup provides traceability for all releases in the Releases tab, where they are ordered and tagged accordingly. The CD also provides interface for manual approval of deployment to the Production environment. Moreover, in cases where the system fails to start after a package has been deployed, an automatic rollback is triggered to restore the system to the previously running state. 

    The functionality is delivered on top of Azure DevOps Pipelines.   
  • Dashboards
    The dashboards, available under the Overview tab of Sitefinity Cloud, provide visual representation of the Application Metrics and Deployment process. This enables customers to monitor predefined and customizable metrics such as resources utilization, traffic, availability, and others. The monitoring system is customizable, allowing users to define the most important metrics for their project and focus on them. 
  • User management
    In the User Management section of Sitefinity Cloud Management Portal, customers are able to invite users to the project. Additionally, project administrators can configure roles and permissions for users to control what information that is accessible and manageable by them.  
  • Documentation / Wiki
    The Wiki section of the Management Portal provides a hub for organizing and sharing information with the team working on the project. For example, customers can add release notes, product documentation and any other information which should be available to everyone working with the project in the Sitefinity Cloud Management Portal. The Wiki portal supports markdown, as well as all other features outlined in Azure DevOps Wiki.

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