Git-based upstream

Keptn manages a project in an internal Git repository. To upstream this repository to a remote place that also works as backup, it is recommended to create, for example, a GitHub repository. This GitHub repository is then specified as upstream repo when creating a project.

  • If you have already a Keptn project created and you want to set an upstream afterwards, you can do this with the keptn update project command explained below.
  • ⚠️ The Git repository you want to define as upstream for an already created project must not be initialized, i.e., an empty repo without any commits. Just do not select the check-box: Initialize this repository with a README when creating the repository.

Create a Git repository

Select one of the four options and make sure to have the Git user, token, and remote url before continuing.

GitHub

Create user, token, and repository

  1. If you do not have a GitHub user, create a user by signing up.

  2. Create a personal access token for your user with repo scope:

    GitHub access token
  3. (optional) If you want to use a dedicated GitHub organization for your repository, create a GitHub organization.

  4. Go to your account or your GitHub organization and create a GitHub repository.

    GitHub create repository

GitLab

Create user, token, and project

  1. If you do not have a GitLab user, create a user by signing up for a free trial.

  2. Create a personal access token for your user with write_repo scope:

    GitHub access token
  3. Go to your account and create a GitLab project.

    GitLab create project

Bitbucket

Create user, token, and repository

  1. If you do not have a Bitbucket user, create a user by signing up for a free trial.

  2. Create an app password for your user with Write permissions. Therefore, select your User > View profile > Settings > App passwords > Create app password

    Bitbucket access token
  3. Go to your account and create a Bitbucket repository.

    Bitbucket create repository

Azure DevOps Repo

Create user, token, and repository

  1. If you do not have an Azure DevOps user, create a user by signing up for a free trial.

  2. Create a personal access token for your user with Read & write access for the Code:

    Note: Please carefully select the Expiration date.

    Azure DevOps access token
  3. Go to your account and create an Azure project

    Azure DevOps repository
  4. Retrieve the URL for your repository.

    Important: Remove the user from the URL before passing it to Keptn. For example, in the picture below the URL would be https://dev.azure.com/YOUR-ORG/keptn/_git/keptn.

    Azure DevOps clone repository

Create Keptn project or set Git upstream

  • After creating a Git repository, you can create a Keptn project as explained in Create a project.

  • If you have already a Keptn project and want to set the Git upstream, you can do this by executing the keptn update project command:

keptn update project PROJECTNAME --git-user=GIT_USER --git-token=GIT_TOKEN --git-remote-url=GIT_REMOTE_URL