Set Up Your PWS Account and Download the cf CLI

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You can deploy, update, and scale your applications on Pivotal Web Services (PWS), which is powered by the Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Set Up Your PWS Account

This step establishes your PWS account and access to the PWS Apps Manager for your account.

Sign up for a Pivotal Web Services account:

The Apps Manager displays after you create an organization (org). By default, PWS configures each new org with a space named development.

Dev space tools

Install the cf CLI

The Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI) is your primary tool for deploying and managing your applications.

  1. Click Tools on the left navigation menu of the Apps Manager to access the Tools page.

  2. Install the appropriate cf CLI version for your OS.

  3. Run cf help to confirm that the tool is installed correctly. The example shows the beginning lines of output for this command.

    $ cf help
       cf - A command line tool to interact with Cloud Foundry
       [environment variables] cf [global options] command [arguments...] [command options]

Deploy an Application to PWS

You’re ready to deploy your app or a sample app to PWS!

For framework-specific guidelines, see the Deploy Your App: Guides by Framework section of the help. For general guidelines, see Deploy an Application.

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