Having rolled out the use of NuKeeper across multiple repos in Azure DevOps I thought I would share an example YAML build definition to save others similar headaches to what I have had, also a few handy tips on what I learned the hard way.
The main issue I had was ensuring the credentials were correctly passed through, you need to set the environment variable ‘NuKeeper_azure_devops_token‘ with the value $(System.AccessToken).
Another issue I had was that I had set the checkout to do a shallow clone / fetch to save time on bigger repos, this did not play nicely with NuKeeper and I was getting an error ‘NuKeeperException : Git Cannot checkout branch’
trigger: none # you don't likely want this firing every time someone pushes a branch schedules: - cron: 0 4 * * 1,2,3,4,5 # 4am Mon-Fri always: true # you want this to fire regardless of changes to this repo branches: include: - refs/heads/master pool: vmImage: windows-latest steps: - checkout: self persistCredentials: True - task: NuKeeper@0 displayName: NuKeeper env: NuKeeper_azure_devops_token: $(System.AccessToken) # this is important! inputs: arguments: --consolidate --maxpackageupdates 10 --change minor --age 0 --include ^CompanyNugetPrefix feed: /87ed4aa7-4a9f-4ea0-89f5-a9782a2067ae #GUID of your products nuget feed