Deploy apps to Azure Government Cloud

VSTS | TFS 2017 | TFS 2018

Note

Build and release pipelines are called definitions in TFS 2018 and in older versions. Service connections are called service endpoints in TFS 2018 and in older versions.

Azure Government Clouds provide private and semi-isolated locations for specific Government or other services, separate from the normal Azure services. Highest levels of privacy have been adopted for these clouds, including restricted data access policies.

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is not available in Azure Government Clouds, so there are some special considerations when you want to deploy apps to Government Clouds because artifact storage, build, and deployment orchestration must execute outside the Government Cloud.

To enable connection to an Azure Government Cloud, you specify it as the Environment parameter when you create an Azure Resource Manager service connection. You must use the full version of the service connection dialog to manually define the connection. Before you configure a service connection, you should also ensure you meet all relevant compliance requirements for your application.

You can then use the service connection in your build and release pipeline tasks.

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