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Managing Automatic Source Control

Since IQ Server 1.72, applications have been automatically configured for integration with their respective source control management system. This allows Lifecycle to automatically report policy evaluation information back to the originating source control system.

Starting with IQ Server 1.77,users can now specify whether they want Lifecycle to perform automatic source control configuration through the Automatic Source Control Configuration system preference.

If automatic source control configuration is enabled, the application's repository URL is automatically collected and stored. The repository URL then allows Lifecycle to communicate relevant policy-related information to developers by pushing this information to their source control management system.

Changing Automatic Source Control Configuration

In order to enable or disable automatic source control configuration, the feature must be configured by a user with theManage Automatic Source Control Configuration permission. This new permission has been added to the built-in Policy Administrator role, but it can be added manually to custom roles, if desired.


Users need the Evaluate Applications permission in the target application in order for the automatic source control configuration to work, which requires them to have the correct role.

To configure automatic source control, follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into Lifecycle with a user that has the Manage Automatic Source Control Configuration permission or is assigned to the Policy Administrator role.

  2. Click the System Preferences.

  3. Choose Automatic SCM Configuration from the drop-down menu.

  4. From here automatic source control configuration can be enabled or disabled using the toggle.

  5. Click the Update button to save your changes, or Cancel to discard them.


Using Automatic Source Control with Automatic Applications and SCM-enabled

If you are using Automatic Source Control with Automatic Applications, the new applications will be imported into the Organization which is configured in Automatic Applications. If you try to automatically create applications that use a different SCM system than configured for the Organization selected in Automatic Applications, the source control features will not work.