Getting Started with APPUiO Cloud

This tutorial describes your first steps with APPUiO Cloud, from signup to your first deployment.

Step 1: Create an Account

To create your APPUiO Cloud account, fill the form in this page. You will receive an e-mail inviting you to create a password for your newly created account.

Step 2: Login

Login to the APPUiO Cloud Portal following the instructions in your welcome e-mail. You will be asked to provide a password and setup Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) in your account.

Step 3: Create an Organization

The first thing you need to do in the APPUiO Cloud Portal is to create an organization for yourself and your team.

If you don’t choose a default organization, you won’t be able to create new projects in the OpenShift web console later.
create organization

Step 4: Choose a Zone

In the home screen of the APPUiO Cloud Portal select the link that corresponds to your preferred zone marked as "Console"

choose zone

If you are more of a command line person, you can also copy the Kubernetes API URL and login using oc login --server=<url>.

Step 5: Get Started with OpenShift

There is a slight delay (usually less than 3 minutes) between the very first login to a zone and the default organization setup.

During this time you might see error messages like admission webhook …​ denied the request when creating a new project. These errors are temporary and will disappear after the setup on the zone is done.

Follow the "Getting Started" instructions of OpenShift; download the command line tools if you haven’t already, create a new project, and deploy your first application in just a few steps.

openshift welcome

Step 7: Use your Favorite DevOps Tool

Step 8: Learn More

The APPUiO Cloud documentation consists of the following pieces:

  • The User documentation, precisely the one you are reading right now;

  • The Technical documentation, available at the VSHN Knowledge Base, and containing important technical details of interest for DevOps engineers.

  • The Product information, with feature and pricing descriptions.

  • The Roadmap, with a sneak peek into the work planned for future versions of APPUiO Cloud.

  • The Discussions Forum, moderated by VSHN engineers and the community, where you can ask and answer questions about APPUiO Cloud.

  • And the Community Chat, for real-time conversations with other users and engineers.