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Apps in Loft are a way for admins to package applications and scripts in consumable packages. These Apps can then be deployed into clusters, spaces, or virtual clusters. This section is about using Apps in conjunction with spaces, to read more about Apps in general, please see the full Apps section.

Spaces combined with Apps are a great way to create repeatable, pre-packaged development, testing, or even production environments. Once an App has been created in the Loft instance, it can be installed into any space -- either at time of creation, or into existing spaces. This gives administrators the capability to create fully populated development, test, or even production, environments in a single easy to manage package!

Space Templates

Space templates can take this combination of spaces and apps to the next level, by creating simple, reusable, version-able templates that define a reproducible environment!

  1. Select the Projects field on the left menu bar.
  2. From the project drop-down menu, select the project you'd like to create the virtual cluster in.
  3. Click the Spaces option on the project pane.
  4. Click the button on the right side of the page.
  5. [Optional] select the cluster in which to create the virtual cluster.
  6. Click the to continue.
  7. Click the Apps configuration tab.

    Note:the apps defined in this section of the template configuration are apps to be deployed *in* the space!
  8. From the drop down menu Add a new App ... select an App that you would like to be included as part of the template. You can select as many Apps as you would like here by simply selecting another App from the drop down menu. If you accidentally add one, or add one you do not want, click the trash icon next to the Apps name to remove it from the template.
  9. Finish configuring anything else you'd like on your space, then click the button.
Space Templates

If you are creating a space from a template, you will need to configure the App in the space template itself!