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Azure DevOps»

Spacelift supports using Azure DevOps as the source of code for your stacks and modules. You can set up multiple Space-level and one default Azure DevOps integration per account.

Setting up the integration»

In order to set up the integration from the Spacelift side, please navigate to the Source code page, click on the Set up integration button in the top right corner and choose Azure DevOps.

This form will appear:

Explanation of the fields:

  • Integration name - the friendly name of the integration. The name cannot be changed after the integration is created. That is because the Spacelift webhook endpoints are generated based on the integration name.
  • Integration type - either default or Space-specific. The default integration is available to all stacks and modules. There can be only one default integration per VCS provider. Space-level integrations however are only available to those stacks and modules that are in the same Space as the integration (or inherit permissions through a parent Space). For example if your integration is in ParentSpace and your stack is in ChildSpace with inheritance enabled, you'll be able to attach the integration to that stack. Refer to the Spaces documentation to learn more about Space access controls and inheritance.
  • Organization URL - the URL of your Azure DevOps organization. See below for more details.
  • User facing host URL - friendly URL of your Azure DevOps organization. This is the URL that will be displayed in the Spacelift UI. Typically, this is the same as the Organization URL unless you are using VCS Agents: in that case, the Organization URL will look like private://vcs-agent-pool-name/<azure-organization-name>, but the User facing host URL can look more friendly (for example https://vcs-agent-pool.mycompany.com/) since it isn't actually being used by Spacelift.
  • Personal access token - the Personal access token that Spacelift will use to access your Azure DevOps organization. See below for more details.
  • Labels - a set of labels to help you organize integrations.
  • Description - a markdown-formatted free-form text field that can be used to describe the integration.

Let's collect these details.

Finding your Organization URL»

Now you'll have to fill in the Organization URL, which is the main URL of your Azure DevOps organization.

Azure DevOps main organization page

The Azure DevOps Organization URL usually has the following format:

  • https://dev.azure.com/{my-organization-name}

Depending on when your Azure DevOps organization was created, it may use a different format, for example:

  • https://{my-organization-name}.visualstudio.com

You can find out more about Azure DevOps URLs here.

Creating a Personal Access Token»

In order to create a Personal access token you need to:

1. Go to User settings -> Personal access tokens (in the top right section of the Azure DevOps page)

Personal access tokens menu in Azure DevOps

2. On the Personal Access Tokens page click + New Token

Personal Access Tokens page in Azure DevOps

3. Create a new personal access token. There, you will need to set the name of your token, expiration and scope. For Spacelift give it Code (Source code, repositories, pull requests and notifications) Read & write access.

Creating a new personal access token in Azure DevOps

4. Once the token is created, put it into the Personal access token field on the Spacelift Azure DevOps setup form.

Successfully created Personal Access Token in Azure DevOps

Creating the Integration»

Once you have entered this data, the form will look like this:

If all the data is correct, click Set up in the bottom right corner.

Configuring Webhooks»

In order for Spacelift to be notified of any changes made in your repositories, you need to setup webhooks in Azure DevOps. You can find your webhook endpoint and webhook secret after clicking the 3 dots next to the integration name on the Source code page, and then clicking See details.

Note

Space-level integrations will be listed to users with read access to the integration Space. Integration details however contain sensitive information (such as webhook secret) so they are only visible to those with admin access. On the other hand, default integrations are visible to all users of the account, but only root Space admins can see the details of them.

You'll need the Webhook secret and the Webhook endpoint in the next step.

For each Azure DevOps project you want to use with this integration, you now have to go into its Project settings -> Service hooks -> Create subscription. Within the services list choose Web Hooks and click Next.

Creating a Webhook integration in Azure DevOps

You will need to create a Web Hooks Service Hook for the following events:

  • Code pushed.
  • Pull request created.
  • Pull request merge attempted.
  • Pull request updated.
  • Pull request commented on.

Let's first create the Code pushed webhook.

Once on the Trigger page of New Service Hooks Subscription window, select Code pushed in the Trigger on this type of event dropdown and click Next.

Creating Code pushed webhook integration in Azure DevOps

After clicking Next you should see the Action page. Under the Settings section fill in the Spacelift Webhook endpoint URL. Leave Basic authentication username empty and put the Webhook secret under Basic authentication password and click Finish.

Configuring webhook integration in Azure DevOps

Once done you should see the list of configured Service Hooks. Repeat the same process for the others. Afterwards you should see the configured webhooks on the Service Hooks settings page.

Service Hooks page with four configured webhook integrations in Azure DevOps

Using the Integration»

When creating a Stack, you will now be able to choose the Azure DevOps provider and a repository inside of it:

Deleting the Integration»

If you no longer need the integration, you can delete it by clicking the 3 dots next to the integration name on the Source code page, and then clicking Delete. You need admin access to the integration Space to be able to delete it.

Warning

Please note that you can delete integrations while stacks are still using them. See the next section for more details.

Consequences»

When a stack has a detached integration, it will no longer be able to receive webhooks from Azure DevOps and you won't be able to trigger runs manually either.

You'll need to open the stack, go to the Settings tab and choose a new integration.

Tip

You can save a little time if you create the new integration with the exact same name as the old one. This way, the webhook URL will remain the same and you won't have to update it in Azure DevOps. You will still need to update the webhook secret though.