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Private Nuget Feed on Umbraco Cloud

A private NuGet feed is a package repository that is only accessible to a specific group of users, rather than being publicly available.
Private feeds are often used to host internal libraries or proprietary software within an organization.
NuGet is a package manager for the Microsoft development platform, including .NET. It gives you the ability to add, remove, and update libraries and tools in Visual Studio projects.
In this tutorial, we'll be covering how to set up a private NuGet feed with Umbraco Cloud.

Prerequisite

To follow along with this tutorial, you'll need the following tools:
  1. 2.
    A NuGet server such as MyGet
  2. 3.
    An Umbraco Cloud project on a standard plan or higher
If you don't already have these tools installed, you can download Visual Studio from the Microsoft website. You can also set up a server on MyGet by following the above link.
Now you can go ahead and do the following steps.

Step 1: Create a NuGet package

The first step is to create and publish a NuGet package using Visual Studio.
This can be done by following the Microsoft documentation.

Step 2: Create your own MyGet feed

The second step is to create your own MyGet feed by following the MyGet documentation.
Remember to create it as private.

Step 3: Publish your NuGet package

The third step is to publish your NuGet package to your MyGet feed. You can do this by:
  • going directly to your MyGet feed and upload the NuGet package or
  • by following the Microsoft Documentation.

Step 4: Add private MyGet feed on Umbraco Cloud

In the last step, we are going to add the private feed to our Umbraco cloud project.
Please do the following:
  1. 1.
    Access the cloud Secrets Management
  2. 2.
    Add your MyGet credentials as a Shared Secret
  3. 3.
    Clone down your Umbraco Cloud project
  4. 4.
    Open the project locally and build/spin up the site
  5. 5.
    Go to your NuGet.config file in the root of your project.
Here you need to add some configurations:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration>
<packageSources>
<add key="nuget.org" value="https://api.nuget.org/v3/index.json" />
<add key="MyGet" value="https://www.myget.org/F/YourMyGetFeed/api/v3/index.json" />
</packageSources>
<packageSourceCredentials>
<MyGet>
<add key="Username" value="YourUsername" />
<add key="ClearTextPassword" value="%MYGET_PASSWORD%" />
</MyGet>
</packageSourceCredentials>
<activePackageSource>
<add key="All" value="(Aggregate source)" />
</activePackageSource>
</configuration>
In the above code example, you can see that we are using the Key: "MYGET_PASSWORD" that we created in the previous step. We did that by using the Cloud Secrets Management feature on Umbraco Cloud.
  1. 6.
    Push this to your Umbraco Cloud project.
Congratulations, you've successfully set up a private NuGet feed with Umbraco Cloud using the cloud secrets management feature!
You can now use this feed to host and manage your own internal libraries or proprietary software. If you want to learn more about NuGet and how to use it, check out the official NuGet documentation.