Create a New Application and Upload an Archive

Before you create an application on the Platform, you package the application’s binaries as an Apprenda Package.

Creating an Application through the Developer Portal

To create a new application in the Developer Portal, click on the plus (+) icon from the bottom menu bar. This will open the Create New Application window, containing input fields for a new application’s defining information:

  1. Enter your Application Name and Description as you would like them to appear to Tenants.  You can edit these later if you choose.
  2. Enter an application Alias. This is a unique application identifier and will appear as part of the application URL unless a custom URL is specified after the application is created.

    Note: Each application alias in the Apprenda Platform must be unique. If you attempt to use an application alias that is already in use, you will be prompted to create a different one before you can continue. Additionally, an application alias cannot be changed once the application is created.

  3. Choose an Application Package to use for application binaries. You can either select an archive from the local file system or enter an Application Package URL that points to the location of the desired archive.

Click the Save & Continue button in the lower right when you finish entering your application information. If the application is created successfully, you will be directed to the Configuration page for the new application. From this page you can configure settings for your whole application or for specific components.

When an application is created, the Platform automatically creates Version 1 of the application, which will appear as the selected version in the pulldown menu on the upper right of the app’s overview page. When more than one version of an application exists, you are able to switch between them using this pulldown menu.  Next to the menu is shown the current stage in the application version’s Lifecycle; all newly created versions of an application begin in the Definition stage.

Other Ways to Create Applications on Platform

In addition to using the Developer Portal to create applications, you can create applications through the Apprenda Cloud Shell tool or the Apprenda Visual Studio Extension.