Managing Repositories in Cloud Manager managing-repos

Learn how to create, view, and delete your git repositories in Cloud Manager.

Overview overview

Repositories are used to store and manage your project’s code using Git. Every program you create in Cloud Manager has an Adobe-managed repository created for it.

You can choose to create additional Adobe-manage repositories and also add your own private repositories. All repositories associated with your program can be viewed in the Repositories window.

Repositories created in Cloud Manager will also be available for you to select when adding or editing pipelines. See CI-CD Pipelines to learn more.

There is a single primary repository or a branch for any given pipeline. With git submodule support, many secondary branches can be included at build time.

Repositories Window repositories-window

  1. Log into Cloud Manager at and select the appropriate organization and program.

  2. From the Program Overview page, select the Repositories tab to switch to the Repositories page.

  3. The Repositories window displays all repositories associated with your program.

    Repositories window

The Repositories window provides details about the repositories:

  • The type of repository

    • Adobe indicates Adobe-managed repositories
    • GitHub indicates private GitHub repositories that you manage
  • When it was created

  • Pipelines that are associated with the repository

You can select the repository in the window and click the ellipsis button to take action on the selected repository.

Repository actions

Adding Repositories adding-repositories

Tap or click the Add Repository button in the Repositories window to start the Add Repository wizard.

Add repository wizard

Cloud Manager supports both repositories managed by Adobe (Adobe Repository) as well as your own self-managed repositories (Private Repository). The required fields differ depending on the type of repository you choose to add. See the following documents for more details.

  • A user must have the role Deployment Manager or Business Owner to be able to add a repository.
  • There is a limit of 300 repositories across all programs in any given company or IMS organization.

Access Repo Info repo-info

When viewing your repositories in the Repositories window, you can view the details on how to access the Adobe-managed repositories programmatically by tapping or clicking the Access Repo Info button in the toolbar.

Repository information

The Repository Info window opens with the details. For more information on accessing repository information, please see the document Accessing Repository Information.

Check Branches / Create Project check-branches

The Check Branches / Create Project action performs two functions depending on the state of the repository.

  • If the repository is newly-created, the action creates a sample project based on the AEM project archetype.
  • If the repository already has had the sample project created, it checks the state of the repository and its branches and reports back if the sample project already exists.

Check branches action

Copy Repository URL copy-url

The Copy Repository URL action copies the URL of the repository selected in the Repositories window to the clipboard to be used elsewhere.

View & Update view-update

The View & Update action opens the Update Repository dialog. Using it you can view the Name and Repository URL preview as well as update the Description of the repository.

View and update repository information

Delete delete

The Delete action removes the repository from your project. A repository can not be deleted if it is associated with a pipeline.


Deleting a repository will:

  • Make the deleted repository name unusable for new repositories that may be created in the future.
    • The error message Repository name should be unique within organization. is shown in such cases.
  • Make the deleted repository unavailable in Cloud Manager and unavailable for linking to a pipeline.