Cross-Account Package Management for NuGet in VSTS


Here is yet another awesome post from Premier Developer consultant Assaf Stone!


In the following post, we will look at the difficulties in consuming packages from a different VSTS account, as part of a build process in our own account.

Background

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) offers package management services. As per the documentation, this is “an extension that makes it easy to discover, install and publish packages”. Team Services enables teams to collaborate with other teams through versioned, cohesive libraries and APIs, in the same way that many 3rd party vendors offer their libraries and frameworks today. In fact, VSTS Package Management exposes the most common package management services that developers use today – NuGet for .NET developers, NPM for NodeJS developers, and now in public preview, Java packages can be served as well.

Continue reading on Assaf’s blog here.

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