Backendless Support

Enabling GIT support for a Backendless file storage

Backendless file storage includes a very powerful (and quite convenient) integration with GIT. There are many features which come with that integration - they are over-viewed within Backendless Knowledge Base in deteils . 

Short list of what a developer can do with it is as the following:

  • Work with a file storage as with a fully-functional GIT repository.
  • Upload files to Backendless via API or with the Backendless Console and they are automatically added to the repository.
  • Add/commit files via GIT and they are automatically copied to the "browseable" file storage. These files become accessible via Backendless download API, and the web server function.

GIT integration is turned off by default, however, turning it on is very simple:

  1. Login to Backendless console, select an app and click the Manage icon.
  2. Scroll down to the Enable git support section on the App Settings screen.
  3. Click the toggle to set it to the ON state. 

Once GIT is enabled, the repository becomes available at the following URL:

<a href="<application"><application</a> id>/.git

A developer can obtain the <application id> value from the Manage > App Settings screen (the very top of the page).

For more information about git integration, see the documentation.

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