Deploy an App

Deployment Stages

Once you have saved your app, you can push it through the deployment stages in the following order:

  1. Development

  2. Testing (optional)

  3. Staging (optional)

  4. Production

At each stage, a copy of the application is created and given an ID. Once the app reaches Production, it gets an ID that remains with the app and can be sent to end users. An app only moves in one direction through the stages. Any changes must be made in Development and then moved through the stages again to Production.

Environment Values

Environment Values allow you to substitute text for each deployment stage. This feature is most useful to allow the various deployment stages of the app to use different service URLs.

Any parts of your app that are affected by these text changes are listed in the Deployment Summary window that appears when you deploy your app from one stage to another.

 

Deploy the App

Once you have selected the deployment stages for your app, you can push it through the deployment stages.

To select the deployment stages for your app:

If you reduce the number of deployment stages for your app, the excluded stages are permanently discarded.

  1. Once you have saved your app in Designer, in the taskbar, click Deploy.

  2. Click Change Deployment Strategy.

    The Change Deployment Strategy window appears.

  3. In the Deployment Strategy menu, choose one of the following:

  4. Click FileSave.

To deploy the app:

  1. Once you have saved your app in Web Designer and selected the deployment stages, click Deploy.

  2. Once your app is ready for testing, click Push to Testing if applicable.

    If applicable, in the Deployment Summary window that appears, review the changes that have occurred since the last time you pushed to the Testing stage, and click OK.

  3. Once your app is ready for staging, click Push to Staging if applicable.

    If applicable, in the Deployment Summary window that appears, review the changes that have occurred since the last time you pushed to the Staging stage, and click OK.

  4. Once your app is ready for production, click Push to Production.

    In the Deployment Summary window that appears, review the changes that have occurred since the last time you pushed to the Production stage, and click OK.

    The various deployment stage versions of the Web Mapping Applications and Web Maps are stored in the My Content section within the Geocortex Viewer files (don't delete) folder of your ArcGIS portal and contain the following suffixes:

    • Development: No suffix

    • Testing: (test)

    • Staging: (staging)

    • Production: (prod)

  5. Configure the sharing permissions of the deployment stages of your app as appropriate.

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