Add the Azure DevOps App


When you add a Azure DevOps app, a default repository group is automatically created, and includes the repositories that you specify. You can create more repository groups for data that has different backup requirements.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Applications > DevOps.

    The DevOps page appears.

  2. In the upper-right area of the page, click Add app.

    The Add DevOps dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Azure DevOps tile.

    The Add app dialog box appears.

  4. Enter the following information:

    • App name: Type a name for the app.

    • Account name: Type the account name to access the app.

    • Access token: Type the access token to access the app.

      Use the personal access token (PAT) for Azure DevOps authentication.

      For information about the required access token permissions and user roles, see Personal Access Token Permissions and User Roles.

    • Organization name: Type a name for the organization.

    • Access node type: Specify the OS of the access node for Azure DevOps.

    • Repositories: Select the projects and repositories to back up.

      By default, all projects are backed up.

    • Staging path: Enter the path where you want to stage the projects and repositories.

      By default, the Job Results directory is used as the staging path. You can specify a different staging path. The staging path must start with the character “\\”. You cannot specify a mounted path under a drive as the staging path.

    • Impersonate User: To browse the app with credentials, move the toggle key to the right, and then type the credentials needed to access the app.

      If you provide a UNC path for staging, you must impersonate a user that has access permissions to the UNC path.

    • Plan: Select the server plan to use for the app.

      The server plan defines the storage for the backup data, the RPO (recovery point objective), and the data retention period.

  5. Click Save.

For more information about creating a personal access token, go to the Azure Devops documentation site.