You can copy a basic or advanced external service from an existing version or modify the service.

About this task

You can view examples about how to define an external service from the Library > External Services page.

Prerequisites

  • Log in to Application Services as an application cloud administrator and an application publisher and deployer.

  • Verify that an external service version is available in Application Services. See Create an External Service in the Library.

  • Create a copy of the external service to preserve the original for future reference and edit the copied version.

  • You must be a member of the owning business group for the external service version.

    If you are not a member of the group that owns the external service version, the Copy and Edit buttons are disabled.

Procedure

  1. On the Application Services title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Library > External Services.
  2. Copy an existing external service version.
    1. Open an external service version and click Copy in the toolbar.

      When you copy an external service, all of the properties, operating systems, a list of descriptive tags, supported application components, and provider specification scripts and properties are retained. You cannot change the name of the existing external service version.

    2. Change the version number, update the description, and click Save.

      The version number and description differentiate the new external service from the parent version.

  3. Modify the existing properties.
    1. Click Edit in the toolbar.
    2. Make your changes and click Save.
  4. Update the provider specifications.
    1. Open the provider specification version.
    2. Click Edit in the toolbar.
    3. Make your changes and click Save.
  5. Copy the existing provider specifications.
    1. Open the provider specification version.
    2. Click Copy in the toolbar.
    3. Change the version number, update the description, and click Save.

      The version number and description differentiate the new provider specification from the parent version.

What to do next

Delete an older version of an external service you do not use in an application blueprint. See Delete a Service from the Library.