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Creating a repository

Updated on April 6, 2022

Create connections between Pega Platform and repositories to provide centralized storage, versioning, and metadata support for file storage in your Pega application. For example, you can store and source file and case attachments, or for use in a DevOps pipeline configuration.

Note: Ensure that you review the restrictions of adding a repository for case attachments in Requirements and restrictions for case attachments in a file storage repository. If you fail to observe restrictions while you implement a repository, you can experience system failures.
Pega Cloud Services environments do not support adding local file system repositories. Instead, client applications running in Pega Cloud Services environments use a default S3 repository that is preconfigured and optimized for Pega Cloud environments. This repository appears as pegacloudfilestorage in your list of repositories in RecordsSysAdminRepository in Dev Studio. For details, see Pega Cloud Services File Storage.

Pega Cloud supports the use a of client file repository instead of Pega Cloud File Storage as well. Configure a file repository using an option below to use that repository throughout Pega Platform.

Note: To create a repository, your access group must have the PegaRULES:RepositoryAdministrator role. To use a repository, your access group must have the PegaRULES:RepositoryUser role.

On-premises and client-managed cloud systems can store case and Pulse attachments in a file repository after you create the respective repository. Configure a file repository using an option below to use that repository throughout Pega Platform.

The information you enter when you create the connection determines the file specification, also referred to as a file spec. A file spec is an alias, that is, a way to reference file locations that is independent of the physical file storage. A file spec is resolved based on configured file storage, such as a repository.

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