Adding and Binding Services Using the PWS Apps Manager

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This topic describes using the Pivotal Web Services (PWS) Apps Manager to add and bind service instances through the Services Marketplace. The Services Marketplace provides PWS users with self-service, on-demand provisioning of add-on services. For more information about specific service providers, refer to the Services topic.

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 Services Marketplace

Follow the steps below to access the Services Marketplace.

  1. Log in to the PWS Apps Manager: https://console.run.pivotal.io.

  2. In the left navigation panel, click Marketplace.

    Mp link

Note: You can also access the Services 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 Services Marketplaces, select a service.

    Marketplace

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

    Select 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.

    Configure instance

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.

    Space link

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

    Select app

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

    App panel

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

    Bind service

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

    Select service

  6. Click Bind.

    Bind

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