Managing environments

Environments are used typically to support the application lifecycle, as it is moving from Development to Production. In Self Service, they also allow you to test a feature in isolation, by making the environment Private.

Creating An Environment

  1. To create a private environment, visit the Environments page and click on New environment button. You will see a form as below:

New environment
  1. Start filling the form with required in formation:

    • Name: A suitable name identifying this environment.

    • Short name: A short name that will uniquely identify this environment.

    • Description: A short text describing the purpose of the environment.

    • Color: Choose a color as you like.

    • Instance: Choose the instance in which this environment should be created.

    • Visibility: Choose PRIVATE. Private environments are only visible to the owning group (your team). They are not included in dashboard visualisations.

    • Authorization Issuer: This option indicates if any deployments on this environment should be AUTO approved or requires approval from Stream Owner. For private environments, only AUTO can be selected.

    • Owners: Choose your DevOps team here. If not found, refer to the section Creating a group

    • Properties: Define environment specific properties here. Can be left empty.

  2. Click on Add Environment to create the environment. It will now be shown in the Environments page

Deleting an environment

Deleting an environment is only possible for "Private" environments. To delete an environment, open the Environment Detail page, click "Delete environment" and confirm your action.