BugNET on Windows Azure Websites

If you are looking for a cloud based solution for Project Management and bug tracking, then you should give BugNET a try. BugNET is now available on Windows Azure Websites Gallery and can be set up in just a few minutes. This is an Open source licensed version of BugNET written in ASP.NET that allows you to:

  • Create Unlimited projects
  • Track bug & Issue for your projects
  • Track the status of your project
  • Integrate with Gravatar, Source control (SVN, Mercurial), Open ID etc.

To learn more about the features, check this article.

Now let’s login to the Azure Management portal to create a new BugNET website. If you don’t have an account, you can start using the free trial for Windows Azure and get $200 worth of Azure resources for a 30-day period.

In the Azure management portal, Click on New à Website à From Gallery


Select BugNET in the wizard and click on Next


Enter the deployments settings:

  • Site name
  • Region
  • Database selection
  • Database username (Username MUST be unique and should not exist in your SQL Azure server)
  • Database user password


Enter the SQL Azure Server information . For this tutorial I am using an existing SQL Azure server, but you can create a new server if you don’t have an existing SQL Azure server but selecting Server -> Create New Server). Now, click on Complete to start the deployment of BugNET app to an Azure website


One the deployment is completed, you must click on Setup to run BugNET’s installer which will configure the application for you


Once the BugNET installer when completed, you can browse the site and start using the BugNET application on your Azure website




There is one caveat, if you miss clicking the Setup button on status bar you will see this error page:


The reason for this is because the BugNET installer needs to configure the application before you can use it. If you run into this situation, append /install/install.aspx to the site URL (for example: http://mybugnet.azurewebsites.net/install/install.aspx ) to run the BugNET installer.

Further Reading

BugNET Documentation

Windows Azure Websites


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