C# Driver

Connect your .NET applications to Cloud CMS

Current version: 1.1.4. Released Jul 13, 2020

The Cloud CMS C# driver allows you to easily connect your C# and .NET applications to the Cloud CMS server.

Currently supports the following functionality:

  • Connect to and refresh access tokens with the API
  • Read platform, branch, and repositories
  • Read, query, search, create, update, and delete nodes


Install this driver as you would any other NuGet package

Command Line:

dotnet add package cloudcms

Visual Studio:

Install-Package cloudcms

Connecting to Cloud CMS

To connect to Cloud CMS, use the static CloudCMSDriver.ConnectAsync method. This takes either a file path to a gitana.json file, a JObject json object, dictionary, or ConnectionObject.

The required API key properties for this are:

  • clientKey
  • clientSecret
  • username
  • password
  • baseURL

Connection Examples:

string path = "gitana.json";
IPlatform platform1 = await CloudCMSDriver.ConnectAsync(path);

JObject configObj = ...;
IPlatform platform2 = await CloudCMSDriver.ConnectAsync(configObj);

IDictionary configDict = ...;
IPlatform platform3 = await CloudCMSDriver.ConnectAsync(configDict);

ConnectionConfig config = ...;
IPlatform platform4 = await CloudCMSDriver.ConnectAsync(config);


Below are some examples of how you might use the driver:

// Connect to Cloud CMS
string path = "gitana.json";
IPlatform platform = await CloudCMSDriver.ConnectAsync(path);

// Read repository
IRepository repository = await platform.ReadRepositoryAsync("<repositoryId>");

// Read branch
IBranch branch = await repository.ReadBranchAsync("<branchId>");

// Read node
INode node = await branch.ReadNodeAsync("<nodeID>");

// Update node
node.Data["title"] = "A new title";
await node.UpdateAsync();

// Delete node
await node.DeleteAsync();

// Create node
JObject obj = new JObject(
    new JProperty("title", "Twelfth Night"),
    new JProperty("description", "An old play")
INode newNode = await branch.CreateNodeAsync(obj);

// Query nodes
JObject query = new JObject(
    new JProperty("_type", "store:book")
JObject pagination = new JObject(
    new JProperty("limit", 2)
List<INode> queryNodes = await branch.QueryNodesAsync(query, pagination);

// Search/Find nodes
JObject find = new JObject(
    new JProperty("search", "Shakespeare"),
    new JProperty("query",
        new JObject(
            new JProperty("_type", "store:book")
List<INode> findNodes = await branch.FindNodesAsync(find, pagination);


The C# driver is a useful library that provides access to the capabilities of Cloud CMS from a programmatic perspective. It is therefore important to first familiarize yourself with the concepts presented in the Cloud CMS Documentation.

Check out our Cloud CMS C# Cookbook for recipes and examples using the C# Driver.

Fork the Code

The Cloud CMS C# driver is 100% open-source (Apache 2.0) and so you're free to fork it, extend it and dig into it to learn about how it works.

Bugs / Problems

If you run into a bug, please create an issue so that we can look at it.
For production support, please contact us at support@cloudcms.com or call us directly.

Support and Terms of Use

The C# driver is free to use in your applications and projects. It is fully supported by Cloud CMS.