Using Pivotal Platform Dev (Legacy)

Note: This topic applies only to Pivotal Platform Dev v0.30 or earlier. If you are using a later version of Pivotal Platform Dev, see Using Pivotal Platform Dev.

This topic describes how to use Pivotal Platform Dev to target instances, push an app, and list available marketplace services.

Note: To use your Pivotal Platform Dev instance, you must be running the Pivotal Platform Dev VM. In a terminal window, run cf dev start to boot the VM.

Log In to Your Pivotal Platform Dev Instance

To log in to your Pivotal Platform Dev instance:

  1. Start your Pivotal Platform Dev instance.

  2. Target your Pivotal Platform Dev instance’s API by running:

    cf login -a --skip-ssl-validation

The terminal displays your API system domain when you run cf dev start. In most cases, your API system domain is, but it may differ slightly depending on your host system configuration.

Push an App

To push an app to your Pivotal Platform Dev instance:

  1. Run:

    cf push APP-NAME

    Where APP-NAME is the name of the app you want to push.

For more information about pushing apps to your deployment, see Pushing an App.

For more information about using the cf CLI, see Getting Started with the cf CLI.

List Marketplace Services

Pivotal Platform Dev supports Marketplace services, giving developers access to Redis, RabbitMQ, and MySQL.

To view the list of available services:

  1. Run:

    cf marketplace

For more information about using Marketplace services, see Using Services in Pivotal Platform Dev.

Use Apps Manager

When you start Pivotal Platform Dev, Apps Manager starts automatically. To access Apps Manager:

  1. Navigate to in your browser.

    Note: If Pivotal Platform Dev started on a domain other than, the Apps Manager URL is different. For example, if you log in to Pivotal Platform Dev at, navigate to in your browser to access Apps Manager.

  2. The first time you open Apps Manager after starting the Pivotal Platform Dev, your browser shows a dialog or page about the security certificate. Choose to connect to the Apps Manager URL. Alternatively, you can add the Pivotal Platform Dev certificate to your OS certificate store by running:

    cf dev trust

    For more information, see Configuring Pivotal Platform Dev.

  3. Log in using admin/admin or user/pass. The Pivotal Platform Dev page appears:

    There is a page with a dark blue header and subnav on the left. In the left corner of the header is the text 'Pivotal PCF Dev' in white letters. In the right corner of the header is the word 'user' in white letters with a white downward-pointing triangle to the right of 'user', indicating a dropdown. Below 'Pivotal PCF Dev' is a subnav with two main sections labeled 'Org' and 'Spaces'. Under 'Org' is the text 'pcfdev-org' with a downward-pointing arrow on a button to the right, indicating a dropdown. Under 'Spaces' is the text 'pcfdev-space'. To the right of the subnav is the org page, which has a white background. At the top are two sections labeled 'Org' and 'Quota'. Below 'Org' is the name of the org, 'pcfdev-org', in large black text. Below 'Quota' is an empty horizontal bar, below which is the text '0 MB / 100 GB on the left end and '0%' on the right end. Across from 'Quota' on the right side of the page is the text 'Usage Report' in blue letters, indicating a clickable link. Below the 'Org' and 'Quota' sections are four tabs: 'Space (1)', 'Domain (1)', 'Members (2)', and 'Settings'. 'Space (1)' is in black letters with a green line underneath to indicate it is selected; the other tab labels are in blue letters and are not underlined. Below these tabs are two large boxes: one on the left that is comprised of four smaller boxes, and one on the right that is a single box and contains the text '+ Add a Space' in blue letters. On the left, the four smaller boxes are a long, rectangular box on top labeled 'pcfdev-space'; two boxes underneath 'pcfdev-space' labeled 'Apps' and 'Services'; and another long, rectangular box underneath 'Apps' and 'Services' containing the text '0% of Org Quota'. 'Apps' contains the text '0' on the left and three small circle icons in a vertical row on the right, each with the number '0' next to them. The top circle icon is green, the middle circle icon is gray, and the bottom circle icon is red. 'Services' contains the text '0'.