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Setting Up Appcircle Distribute Task in Azure DevOps Pipeline

The Appcircle distribute extension allows users to upload their apps and start distribution to test groups or individuals.

How to Add the Appcircle Distribute Task Extension to Your Pipeline

To install the Appcircle Distribute Task Extension, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your pipeline, click "Edit" button on the top right corner

  2. Search for the “Appcircle distribute” task extension within your YAML file.

  3. Fill out the necessary input fields and click the Add button.

    3.1. You can learn more about getting your access token here.

    3.2. Find out how to create a distribution profile here

Build Steps Order

You should add this task extension after completing your build steps.

After filling out the required fields, the AppcircleEnterpriseStore@0 task will appear in your pipeline steps as shown below:

- task: AppcircleDistribute@0
accessToken: "APPCIRCLE_ACCESS_TOKEN" # Your Appcircle Access Token
profileId: "APPCIRCLE_PROFILE_ID" # ID of your Appcircle Distribution Profile
appPath: "BUILD_PATH" # Path to your iOS .ipa or .xcarchive, or Android APK or App Bundle
message: "Sample Message" # Custom message for your testers

Discover Extension

You can discover more about this extension and install it by:

Preview of Testing Distribution - Visual Studio Marketplace

Leveraging Environment Variables

Utilize environment variables seamlessly by substituting the parameters with $(VARIABLE_NAME) in your task inputs. The extension automatically retrieves values from the specified environment variables within your pipeline.