Download the project for development

Once you have Sitefinity CMS deployed on Azure App Service, you can access and download the project locally in one of the following ways: 

  • Using the Microsoft provided web app management tool - Kudu.
  • Using  a standard FTP client to download the files.

Download the project with Kudu

Kudu is a set of troubleshooting and analysis tools for use with Microsoft Azure Web Apps. You can use it to access the web app filesystem, download the files, check various logs, or access a PowerShell and CMD interface for executing limited cmdlets.  
For more information, see Project Kudu on GitHub. 

To access Kudu, perform the following: 

  1. In Azure portal, navigate to your web app page.
  2. In the left pane, under Development tools, click Advanced Tools
    The Kudu console appears along with the available tool set.
  3. To access the Sitefinity CMS project files, navigate to Debug console » PowerShell » site » wwwroot.

Use an FTP client 

Alternatively, you can access the files via FTP/FTPS.  

To do this, perform the following: 

  1. Create FTP/FTPS credentials. 
    For more information, see Deploy your app to Azure App Service using FTP/S.
  2. To see the FTP settings, In Azure portal, open your web app page and in the left pane, click Overview
  3. To access the project files, use an FTP client. 

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