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Brigade: Event-driven scripting for Kubernetes.

Container Registry Integration

Container Registry (DockerHub, ACR) Integration

Brigade supports container registry webhooks such as the ones emitted by DockerHub and ACR. The following platforms are known to work with Brigade’s Container Registry gateway:

  • DockerHub
  • Azure Container Registry (ACR) with the Managed_* classes

DockerHub/ACR integration is not enabled by default.

Intro to Container Registry Webhook Integration

Brigade comes with built-in support for container registry image pushing events. When a container registry webhook system is configured to notify Brigade’s GW server, Brigade will respond to an image push by triggering an image_push event.

This provides Brigade developers with the ability to trigger scripts based on a new image being pushed to a Docker repository.

Configuring Brigade

Container Registry support is disabled by default, but can easily be turned on during installation or upgrade of Brigade:

$ helm install -n brigade brigade/brigade --set cr.enabled=true

This will enable the container registry. You will likely also want to expose the container registry outside of the cluster so that inbound webhooks will work. The easiest way to do this is to also set up a service of type LoadBalancer:

$ helm install -n brigade brigade/brigade --set cr.enabled=true,cr.service.type=LoadBalancer

A more secure route is to install an SSL proxy (like kube-lego) and directing that to the internal container registry service.

For more installation configuration options, run helm inspect values brigade/brigade and read the cr: section.

Configuring the Repository

The repository must support web hooks.

The URL pattern for calling a webhook is this:

http://<YOUR GATEWAY>:8000/events/webhook/<YOUR PROJECT NAME>/<COMMIT>

For example, to connect to the project technosophos/example-hook and use the head commit, we would use:

For DockerHub, this URL is added in the webhooks tab of the Docker repository for your image.

For Azure Container Registry, this URL is added on the webhooks tab of your ACR repository’s blade.

Alternative Webhook Paths

In addition to the format above, you may use either of these paths as alternatives. These may be useful in cases where your project name or commit ID do not match the path-like assumptions of the above:

http://<YOUR GATEWAY>:8000/events/webhook/<YOUR PROJECT Name>?commit=<COMMIT>
http://<YOUR GATEWAY>:8000/events/webhook/<YOUR PROJECT ID>?commit=<COMMIT>

So the following URLs are also valid:

Configuring your brigade.js

To answer hooks in your, you will need to do something like this:

const {events, Job} = require("brigadier")

events.on("image_push", (e, p) => {
  var docker = JSON.parse(e.payload)

The webhook data sent by DockerHub is different than the data sent by Azure Container Registry. The following example uses ACR’s action and target objects:

const {events, Job} = require("brigadier")

events.on("image_push", (e, p) => {
  var docker = JSON.parse(e.payload)

  // Currently the only action sent is 'push', but this makes your script
  // safe for the future.
  if (docker.action != "push") {
    console.log(`ignoring action ${docker.action}`)

  // Here's how you get the tag.
  var version = || "latest"
  console.log(`image version: ${version}`)

The above answers an ACR webhook. The data sent by DockerHub’s webhook is slightly different.

IMPORTANT: An event will trigger for every tag you push, even if that tag is not new or updated. If you push both a latest and a versioned tag for a single image, you will get two webhook invocations.