Debug Microflows Remotely

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1 Introduction

It is possible to debug applications that are already in the cloud (either in an acceptance or production environment).

This how-to will teach you how to do the following:

  • Connect your debugger to your cloud environment

2 Prerequisites

Before starting this how-to, make sure you have completed the following prerequisites:

3 The Basics

To enable the cloud debugging, you need to get a URL and a password from the cloud and add that information to the Modeler. The steps below will explain where you can gather all the necessary information.

3.1 Enabling Debugging in the Cloud

  1. Open your browser, go to, and log in with your Mendix ID.
  2. Click Dev Portal and navigate to the project that you want to debug:

  3. Open the Deploy tab in your project and click Details for the environment:

  4. On the Environment Details screen, click Enable Debugging:

    This invokes the Debugger settings pop-up window. Usually this presents a URL (such as and a secure password that changes each time you enable and disable the debugger:

    If you want to disable the debugger, click Disable Debugging on the Environment Details screen.

3.2 How to Enable Cloud Debugging in Your Modeler

Once you have the unique URL and password, there are two methods for connecting the modeler to the cloud environment.

3.2.1 First Method for Connecting the Modeler to the Cloud Environment

  1. Go to the Run tab and select Connect debugger…:

  2. In the Connect Debugger dialog box, enter the URL and the Password that you got from the cloud environment (for details, see 3.1 Enabling Debugging in the Cloud):

3.2.2 Second Method for Connecting the Modeler to the Cloud Environment

  1. Go to the Debugger dock window.
  2. Click Connect and enter the URL and password information in the dialog window.

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