Managing Applications

Applications are available starting in Developer Edition.


Creating Applications

Both users with the Create Applications permission and global administrators can create Applications:

  • Create Applications permission – Users with the Create Applications permission (granted at the global level at Administration > Security > Global Permissions) can create Applications by clicking the Create Application button in the upper-right corner of the Projects homepage.
  • Global Administrators – In addition to creating Applications from the Projects homepage, global administrators (with the global Administer System permission granted at Administration > Security > Global Permissions) can create Applications from the overall Portfolio administration interface at Administration > Configuration > Portfolios.

Editing Applications

Users need to have either Administer permissions for any Applications that they want to edit (set on the specific Application's page at Application Settings > Permissions) or the global Administer System permission.

Users with Administer permissions for an Application can see the list of projects that make up the Application even if they don't have browse permissions for those projects.

Populating Applications

Once your Application exists, you can populate it with manually-selected projects. By default, the configuration interface shows the list of projects currently selected for the application. To add additional projects, choose the "Unselected" or "All" filter.

Creating Application Branches

Once your Application is populated with projects, you can create application branches by choosing branches from the Application's component projects. This option is available in the Application's Application Settings > Edit Definition interface, or from the global administration interface.


By default, Applications are queued to be recalculated after each analysis of an included project. For each relevant Application, a “Background Task” is created, and you can follow the progress on each in the Administration > Projects > Background Tasks by looking at the logs available for each item.


During Elasticsearch reindexing due to disaster recovery or upgrading, Applications become available as they are indexed.