Perforce Helix Core

Perforce Helix Core (P4D) helps development teams move faster, even as they work on complex products. It provides a single source of truth for all digital assets and scales to manage the largest global teams and large binary assets across industries. Perforce Helix Core is the enterprise version control system that offers global scale and superior performance.

This click-to-start deployment can be used by small creative studios looking to accelerate and win in an ever-competitive market, large entertainment companies that need to quickly spin up new projects, and everyone in between.

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to create a Droplet based on this 1-Click App. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

Deploy to DO

Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the Perforce Helix Core 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB Perforce Helix Core Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You need to either save your API access token) to an environment variable or substitute it in the command below.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
         -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
        '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image": "perforce-perforcehelixcor"}' \

Getting Started After Deploying Perforce Helix Core

Connecting via SSH:

To SSH into your instance via the command-line:

ssh -i .ssh/your-cloud-key root@your_droplet_public_ipv4

To get Helix Core perforce user credentials

  • SSH into instance
  • cat /root/perforce.password

Your-IP-Address will be replaced with the output of your public IP of the Helix Core instance.

For more details, visit our FAQs here.

Connecting via P4, P4V or P4Admin:

username: perforce
password: <<see above>>

If you’d like to change your password: here are password instructions