Managing your Bluemix DevOps Services account

Last updated: 25 July 2016

Without signing up for an IBM® Bluemix® account, you can explore IBM Bluemix DevOps Services projects and view the Docs. With an account, you can access all of the features that you need to develop, track, plan, and deploy apps.

DevOps Services accounts

After you sign up for a Bluemix account and set up a DevOps Services project, you can do these tasks:

  • Develop and deploy software in the cloud
  • Host your source code by using built-in source code management tools
  • Code in the Web IDE (integrated development environment)
  • Track and plan project activities
  • Push your apps to Bluemix, the IBM cloud platform
  • Collaborate with a team
  • Ask questions and get answers in the forum
  • Get started quickly by forking a project or completing a tutorial

Setting up a DevOps Services account

  1. Sign up for an account. When you sign up, you need to either create or use an alias. An alias is a publicly visible short name. Your alias is included in the URL of each project that you own. The first time that you log in to DevOps Services, you link your user ID with an alias. If you have a Jazz ID, it is used as your alias.
  2. After your user ID and alias are linked, you can log in to DevOps Services from a web browser or an IBM Rational Team Concert™ client. You can also access a Git repository from your local Git client.

    Important:

    • Your user ID for DevOps Services can be either an IBM id or a federated ID (corporate ID).
    • If you use a federated ID, follow these instructions to log in:
      • To log in from a web browser, use your federated ID and password.
      • To log in from a Rational Team Concert client, use your alias and personal access token.
      • To access a Git repository from your local Git client, use your alias and personal access token.
      • For more information about how to create a personal access token, see What's federated authentication and how does it affect me?
    • If you use an IBM id, follow these instructions to log in:
      • To log in from a web browser, use your IBM id and password.
      • To log in from a Rational Team Concert client, use your alias and IBM id password.
      • To access a Git repository from your local Git client, use your alias and IBM id password.
    • If you have authentication problems or if you are linked to the wrong account, you can request support by sending an email to idslogin@jazz.net. To change the email address of the DevOps Services account that is associated with your IBM id, open your profile, click PERSONAL INFORMATION, and update your email address.
    • When you update the email address of your DevOps Services account, the email address of the associated IBM id isn't automatically updated; you must synchronize the accounts. To synchronize the accounts, update the email address for the linked IBM id. If you don't synchronize the accounts, the next time that you log in to DevOps Services, you are prompted to synchronize them.

Bluemix accounts

You can monitor the usage details for your Bluemix account. For more information, see the billing and usage documentation. To determine costs, see the Bluemix Pricing page.

To help monitor monthly usage, see the Bluemix cost estimator.

To see your usage details, click Profile Settings Profile Settings icon > Account > Usage Details.