Add a Visual Studio Online Repository
If your repository lives in Visual Studio Online / Team Foundation Server (TFS), you can connect to it via SSH.
Buddybuild currently requires you to create a personal access token in Visual Studio online, then provide us with a Git URL for your repository that includes this personal access token.
It should take about 5 minutes to get signed up. Let’s get started!
Generating a personal access token
Head over to dashboard, visit Select source and choose SSH.
Once you see this screen in buddybuild, head over to Visual Studio online. The URL looks like: https://myteam.visualstudio.com.
Go into your personal profile (hover over your username in the top right, and select My Profile), select the Security Tab, and then add a Personal Access Token.
Make a note of the personal access token that is generated.
Find your repo URL
Go to your project page and click the Clone button on the top right.
You will get an HTTPS URL like this:
Combine the repo URL and personal access token
The final step in preparing your URL is to add the personal access token
into the repo URL. Paste it into the repo URL, so it looks like this,
MY_ACCESS_TOKEN with your personal access token and adding
Finish sign up
Back on buddybuild, paste the HTTPS URL into the git clone URL text box.
You can ignore the formatting suggestions, and also ignore the SSH key we offer. They don’t apply to Visual Studio online hosted git repos.
Click on the Build button.
Buddybuild clones your project code and starts a simulator build. The build should finish within a few minutes.
That’s it! Your Visual Studio Online repository is now connected to buddybuild, and your first build is under way. The next steps are: