Power Tools (Kudu)

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

To access Kudu, you will have to be an admin on the project.

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

Using Kudu on Umbraco Cloud

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.

Showing more than 299 items in Kudu

Larger sites can often have more than 299 items in various folders and by default, you can only view 299 files/folders.

This number can be increased by doing the following:

  1. Go to your Kudu site.

  2. Open the browser developer tools (F12).

  3. Type window.localStorage['maxViewItems'] = 999 in the Console where 999 will be the new limit. This can be set to anything you like.

  4. Hit Enter.

  5. Navigate back into the folder you want to view the files in.

  6. You should now be able to view the folders/files up to the limit you've set it to.

If you refresh the page, the limit will go back to the standard 299.

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.

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