In this module we will look at common capabilities surrounding the management of service instances in Cloud Foundry. We will cover managed services provided by service brokers, as well as user-provided services.

  • Managed Services: Managed services are self-service instances available for provisioning. This section describes how to view available services, as well as how to deploy and bind them to applications.
  • Service Keys: Service keys can be used to generate a unique set of credentials for accessing a service instance outside of the context of an application.
  • Sharing Service Instances: Sharing service instances allows one service instance to be bound to multiple apps in different spaces.
  • User Provided Services: User-provided service instances are a means to connect services provisioned outside of Cloud Foundry’s marketplace to applications.