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In Keptn, a project is a structure that allows organizing your services.
A project is stored as a Git repository and contains a branch for each stage in your project
In other words, the separation of stage configurations is based on git repository branches.
To create a project, use the CLI command keptn create project and pass a shipyard file.
The simplest shipyard.yaml file has a single stage and no sequences defined would look like this:
apiVersion: spec.keptn.sh/0.2.3 kind: "Shipyard" metadata: name: "shipyard-sockshop" spec: stages: - name: "single-stage"
For example, you could create a new project with the following command line:
keptn create project PROJECTNAME --shipyard=FILEPATH --git-user=GIT_USER --git-token=GIT_TOKEN --git-remote-url=GIT_REMOTE_URL
See Git based upstream for more information.