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Connecting to Azure DevOps

Connecting to Azure DevOps Services Cloud


You must enable third-party application access via OAuth. To do that, you can follow the steps:


If you don't enable third-party application access via the Oauth setting, you can't authorize Appcircle.

Configuration Azure DevOps Services Setting on Appcircle

If you authorize Appcircle to access your repositories on Azure DevOps, you can select the repository that you want to connect in the next screen.

After you click on Azure, the following screen will appear. This will let you choose between selecting a repository, which you have already authorized Appcircle to do, or ask your consent about authorizing more repositories.

When you successfully authorize your account, the following screen will appear to let you select one for connection:

After the connection is successful, you can view your newly created profile and start building!

Connecting to Azure DevOps Server Repository

The overall process is similar to a private repository connection through SSH, but Appcircle allows you to directly connect through the Azure DevOps Server URL.


TFS is not compatible with Azure DevOps Server on Appcircle.


Azure DevOps Server version must be Azure DevOps Server 2020 or higher.

First, select Azure and then Connect to an Azure DevOps Server through the menu:

Fill in the relevant information about your Azure DevOps Server. If you are not sure what those are, contact your system administrator.

  • Connection Name: Appcircle allows multiple instance connections. Here, you can give the connection a name so you can group the connections together.

    • For example: InternalAzure
  • Azure DevOps Server URL: Use the server URL without a path. If the server has a custom port, it should be appended to the URL using : in front of the port.

    • For example:
  • Owner Username: Use the collection name on the Azure Devops Server. You can see collections on the left-hand side when you open your Azure Devops Server home page.

    • For example: DefaultCollection
  • Personal Access Token: Use the personal access token that you created earlier and that has enough permissions.

    • For example: 54rdrkce6wa4d22kf75lhmq4hosgx7iy7h76cc62y77oguombnnq

Azure Devops Server That Is Upgraded From a TFS Server

If your Azure Devops Server is upgraded from a TFS server, you should identify your Azure Devops Server URL.

  • Copy a repository clone URL for any git repository.
  • Check if your URL has an unexpected path in the URL.
    • For example:
  • If there is a path between your domain ( and your collection name (DefaultCollection), you must give that path (tfs) as a prefix in the "Owner Username".
    • For example, the fields should have values like below.
      • Azure DevOps Server URL:
      • Owner Username: tfs/DefaultCollection
      • Personal Access Token: 54rdrkce6wa4d22kf75lhmq4hosgx7iy7h76cc62y77oguombnnq

Connection Notice

For Appcircle to connect to the Azure DevOps Server instance, your connection must be reachable over the network.

Is your Azure DevOps Server instance under the enterprise firewall? Learn which IP addresses and ports Appcircle uses to function under the whitelist documentation:

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Accessing Repositories in Internal Networks (Firewalls)

Token Creation

Azure DevOps Server has one kind of token at their self-hosted instance:

That being said, Personal Access Token is used to authorize every repository the user has access to.


Appcircle needs admin permission to function properly. The admin permission is needed to create relevant WebHooks automatically.

Check Token

You can follow the steps below to check if your token is valid.

  • Open the terminal and issue the following command:
personalAccessToken=abcde && \
serverUrl= && \
organizationName=Appcircle && \
curl -H "Authorization: Basic $(echo -n :${personalAccessToken} | base64)" \
"${serverUrl}/${organizationName}/_apis/projects?api-version=6.0" | jq

The above command should print out your projects. If you don't see an output, please check your token, Azure DevOps Server address, or collection name.


Please also make sure that the output doesn't show any reference to localhost. If you see localhost, you need to configure Azure DevOps Server and put the correct address of the instance.

Need help?

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