Azure DevOps

Integrating Azure DevOps with Sleuth is simple. If you're connecting to a personal Azure DevOps repo, you just need your credentials. If you're part of an organization and aren't the owner, you will need permission to allow Sleuth to connect to the repo—after you connect you'll be able to select individual private or public repositories.

The integration is best tested against Azure DevOps Services, however, it should work for Azure DevOps Server as well. Which is which?

  • Azure DevOps Services (formerly known as Visual Studio Team Services, or VSTS_)_ is a cloud-based solution

  • Azure DevOps Server (formerly known as Team Foundation Server, or TFS) is an on-premises offering

Setting up the integration

To set up the Azure DevOps integration:

  1. Click Add in the top navigation bar and select Integration from the list.

  2. Select Code from the drop-down located in the top right.

  3. In the Azure DevOps tile, click Enable.

  4. In a separate browser tab or window, visit your Azure DevOps account, and under User settings, click on Personal Access Tokens and generate a token with the required scopes. The Work Items and Build scopes are only necessary if you want to configure issue and build integration. Once generated, paste the token into the Sleuth form and click Save.

  5. On successful integration, you'll see Azure DevOps marked as Enabled and there will be a list of connections (you can have more than one) displayed on the tile when expanded:

Custom HTTP headers

If you using Azure DevOps on-premise behind Cloudflare access or similar, Sleuth might need to include some HTTP headers in order to reach your instance. In order to set Sleuth to send any custom HTTP headers when making requests:

  1. In the Azure DevOps dialog, click on the Advanced setting.

  2. Enter a comma-separated list of custom headers you want Sleuth to include.

Configuring the integration

After the initial setup is complete, the Azure DevOps integration can be used to set up:

  • a code deployment: select a Sleuth project from the list and then follow the instructions for creating a code deployment

  • a build server: select a Sleuth project from the list to set AzureDevops as the Build integration provider for the selected project

  • an issue tracker: select a Sleuth project from the list to set AzureDevops as the Issue integration provider for the selected project

Removing the integration

If you wish to remove the Azure DevOps integration for the organization:

  1. Click the Add button in the top nav and select Integrations from the list.

  2. Expand the Azure DevOps integration card, and click Remove next to the connection you wish to remove. If you want to remove all of your Azure DevOps connections, you'll need to repeat this step for each connection. A confirmation screen will appear warning you of the consequences of this action and prompting you to confirm your decision -> click Confirm.

After all connections are removed, the Azure DevOps integration is disconnected and no longer available for any projects within that organization.

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