Adding and Binding Services Using Apps Manager

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This topic describes how to use Apps Manager to add and bind service instances through the Marketplace. The Marketplace provides users with self-service, on-demand provisioning of add-on services.

For more information about how to add Managed Services to your Cloud Foundry deployment, refer to the Services topics.

To use a service with your application, you must access the Services Marketplace, create and configure an instance of the service, then bind the service instance to your application.

Step 1: Access the Marketplace

Follow the steps below to access the Marketplace.

  1. Log in to Apps Manager for your Cloud Foundry deployment.

  2. In the left navigation panel, click Marketplace.

Note: You can also access the Marketplace from a Space page or from an App Dashboard.

Step 2: Create and Configure a Service Instance

Follow the steps below to create and configure an instance of a service.

  1. In the Marketplaces, select a service.

  2. Select a plan from the left column, and click Select this plan.

  3. Complete the Configure Instance form with the following information:

    • Instance Name: Create a name for this instance of the service. Service instance names must be unique within a space.
    • Add to Space: From the drop-down list, select the space where you want to add the service instance.
    • Bind to App: From the drop-down list, select an app. Select [do not bind] if you do not want to bind the service instance to any app at this time.

    Click Add to add the service instance. PWS creates the service instance in the selected space. If you specify an app, PWS binds the service instance to the app.

Step 3: Bind a Service Instance to an Application

Follow the steps below to bind an existing service instance to an application.

  1. In the Spaces section of the left navigation panel, select a space.

  2. In the Apps table of the Space page, click the row listing the application you want to bind. This opens the App Dashboard.

  3. On the App Dashboard, select the Services tab.

  4. In the Services panel, click Bind a Service.

  5. Select a service from the Select a service drop-down.

  6. Click Bind.