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How to enable Git support for your Backendless file storage

by on February 16, 2015

Backendless file storage includes a very powerful (and quite convenient) integration with git. There are many features which come with that integration and we will be describing them in detail in future posts. Here’s a brief list of what you can do with it:

  • Work with your 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 webserver function.

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

  1. Login to Backendless Console, select your 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:

https://git.backendless.com/<application id>/.git

You 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.