Web Hosting - Windows/IIS - Web Deploy Publishing

Web Deploy is a Microsoft tool that simplifies the migration, management, and deployment of web applications to IIS-based servers via Visual Studio. It is enabled by default for every domain on the Windows 2012 and 2016 platforms.

-- The non restricted data platform connections utilizes the same user credentials as the role-based SecureFTP login assigned to a domain, and access is restricted to DoIT Staff Networks and Static VPNs.

-- The restricted data platforms connections are based on individual developers Active Directory login (NetID) with access restricted to their Static IP.

In Visual Studio you can choose to enter the settings manually or you can download a Web Deploy XML configuration file from the Plesk Administration Control Panel.

Automatic Configuration File Setup

Follow these instructions to download the configuration file and create your publishing settings automatically:

  1. Log in to the Plesk Control Panel.
  2. Click Web Deploy Publishing Settings (this will prompt you to download a file from Plesk)
  3. Open your application in Visual Studio and select BuildPublish [yourAppName].
  4. Click the Import button and browse for the configuration file downloaded from Plesk.
  5. Click Validate Connection to confirm you have the correct settings.
Note: The settings will be updated automatically, except for the password. Enter the same credentials in use for the role-based SecureFTP login.

Manual Configuration Setup

Follow these instructions to setup new publishing settings manually:

  1. Open your application in Visual Studio and select BuildPublish [yourAppName].
  2. Select New from the dropdown list.
  3. Enter your domain (ex. mysite.wisc.edu) in the Server and Site name fields.
  4. Enter the same credentials in use for the role-based SecureFTP login in the User name and Password fields.
  5. Enter your full domain path (ex. http://mysite.wisc.edu) in the Destination URL field.
  6. Finally, click Validate Connection to confirm you have the correct settings.



Keywords:Visual Studio, ASP.net, applications, code, publish, deploy, IIS, synchronize,   Doc ID:42428
Owner:Jake S.Group:DoIT Web Hosting
Created:2014-08-01 09:24 CSTUpdated:2018-08-02 06:33 CST
Sites:DoIT Web Hosting
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