Power tools (Kudu)

    Kudu is an open source engine behind git deployments to Azure. It gives us basic access to the file system through command line or powershell, all from the comfort of a web browser. It also powers the way we deploy to Umbraco Cloud sites.

    How to access Kudu

    Two things are required for you to be able to access Kudu:

    1. Your profile needs admin rights on the project
    2. You must allow experimental features on your profile (read more about this below)

    Kudu is available for each environment on your Umbraco Cloud project. You can find the link by clicking the environment name in the Umbraco Cloud portal.

    Find Power Tools

    When you are prompted to login, use your Umbraco Cloud credentials.

    Allow experimental features

    You will need to allow for experimental features on your Umbraco Cloud profile before you can see the Power Tools option.

    1. Find your profile by clicking your name / image in the top-right of the Umbraco Cloud Portal
    2. Expand "Advanced settings"
    3. Make sure "Allow experimental features" is ticked
    4. Update your profile

    Allow experimental features

    What can you do from Kudu?

    The power tools can be used for various things, we often refer to the tools in our troubleshooting guides.

    Important notes

    Kudu is not a tool meant for adding and removing files on your project. This should always be done via Git(Local to Cloud) and the Deploy engine(Cloud to Cloud).

    We recommend that you only use Kudu when you are following one of our guides.