Getting Started as a Collaborator
Last updated 05 February 2015
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Heroku makes it easy to collaborate with others. Collaborating allows you to share apps - permitting collaborators to deploy changes to the application, scale apps and access app data, among other things. Collaborators have the same capabilities as app owners, with a few restrictions.
This article shows new collaborators how to get started.
If you are an app owner, see Collaborating With Other Developers on your App.
Clone the app repository
Next, you should clone the app locally. The invitation email includes the name of the app. In this example, the app name is “theirapp”.
$ heroku git:clone -a theirapp
It’s strongly recommended that you get access to the canonical source code repository for the application (for instance on GitHub) and then use
heroku git:remote to add a git remote to your checkout. For more information, see Creating a Heroku Remote.
Deploy the app
When you are ready to deploy these changes, commit and then push your changes.
$ git commit -a -m "Description of the changes I made" $ git push heroku master -----> Heroku receiving push -----> Launching.... done
To avoid getting out of sync with other collaborators, if you’re not using GitHub Integration, be sure to push your changes to the canonical repository (typically with
git push origin master) as well as to the Heroku remote.
Open the app
You can open the app in your browser using the CLI.
$ heroku open
Get information about the app
When someone grants you access to an app, you will receive an email with
the app name and some other information to help you get started. You can get more information about the app by using the
heroku info command.
$ heroku info --app theirapp
Read How Heroku Works for a technical overview of the concepts you’ll encounter while writing, configuring, deploying and running applications.