Help with your Igloo-provided Azure instance
Developers who are getting started should read this guide and follow the steps below to ensure access to the Igloo-provided Azure repository that your custom widgets and themes and will be stored in.
Note: Custom widgets can be created by simply dragging-and-dropping the correct files into the repo using Azure Storage Explorer. The use of ig-deploy is optionally, but recommended.
Warning: If you can’t connect to your Igloo-provided Azure instance using Azure Storage Explorer, the ig-deploy will not work either as it relies on the same credentials.
Azure Storage Explorer
Azure Storage Explorer is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux for download here. This utility is not required, but using it will make it easier for developers to drag-and-drop individual files into the repo of their custom widget.
Tip: It can be faster to prototype a custom widget by dragging-and-dropping asset files directly into the Azure repo, and refreshing the page.
Right-click on Storage Accounts and select Connect to Azure storage… (Fig. 2.1)
(Fig. 2.1) Connect to your Igloo-provided Azure instance.
Select use a storage account name and key and then press Next (Fig. 2.2)
(Fig. 2.2) Developers who sign up receive a storage account and key.
Enter the Account name and Account key that were provided to you by Igloo Developer Support, press Next and Connect on the final screen (Fig. 2.3)
(Fig. 2.3) Account credentials are provided by Igloo Developer Support.
Your custom widgets and themes exist in Azure inside an integrations blob container. You may or may not see an integrations or themes blob container already- they are created by ig-deploy or you can create them manually (Fig 3.1)
(Fig. 3.1) The name of your Igloo-provided Azure instance.