Continuous integration automations


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This repository contains Atomist automation for continuous integration platforms like Travis CI and CircleCI. These automation use the @atomist/automation-client node module to implement a client that connects to the Atomist API.


Below are brief instructions on how to get started running this project yourself. If you just want to use the functionality this project provides, see the Atomist documentation. For more detailed information on developing automations, see the Atomist Developer Guide.

GitHub account

You must have a GitHub account, either GitHub.com or GitHub Enterprise (GHE). If you want to use Atomist with GHE, please contact Atomist. The remainder of these instructions assume you have a GitHub.com account. If you do not already have a GitHub.com account, you can create one.

Atomist workspace

You also need to sign up with Atomist and create a workspace. Once you have a GitHub.com account, you can sign up with Atomist at https://app.atomist.com/. Once you are registered with Atomist, you can create an Atomist workspace and add your GitHub user and/or organizations to that workspace.


This automation works with Kubernetes, so you need a Kubernetes cluster with a functioning ingress controller, such as ingress-nginx.

If you do not have access to a Kubernetes cluster, you can create one on your local system using minikube. Once you have minikube running, you can create an ingress controller in the cluster using the ingress add-on.

$ minikube start
$ minikube addons enable ingress


Atomist has a powerful Slack application, allowing you to see and act on your development activity right in Slack. Slack is not a requirement for using Atomist, but if you try it, you'll probably like it. If you do not have access to a Slack team, it is easy to create your own.

In your Slack team, install the Atomist app in Slack, click the button below.

Add to Slack

Once installed, the Atomist bot will guide you through connecting Atomist, Slack, and GitHub.


The automations provided by this package are run globally by Atomist so you only have to run this yourself if you wish to customize its behavior.

You can use the Kubernetes resource files in the kube directory as a starting point for deploying this automation in your Kubernetes cluster. Before deploying this automation, you will need to create a secret with the automation configuration. The only required configuration values are the teamIds and token. The teamIds should be your Atomist team ID(s), which you can get from the settings page for your Atomist workspace or by sending team as a message to the Atomist bot, e.g., @atomist team, in Slack. The token should be a GitHub personal access token with read:org and repo scopes.

$ kubectl create secret generic automation \

In the above commands, replace TEAM_ID with your Atomist team ID, and TOKEN with your GitHub token.

To deploy the automation, run the following command:

$ kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/atomist/ci-automation/master/assets/kube/deployment.yaml


General support questions should be discussed in the #support channel in our community Slack team at atomist-community.slack.com.

If you find a problem, please create an issue.


Before developing this project, you will need to install Node.js and configure your environment.


You will need to have Node.js installed. To verify that the right versions are installed, please run:

$ node -v
$ npm -v

The node version should be 8 or greater and the npm version should be 5 or greater.

Cloning the repository and installing dependencies

To get started run the following commands to clone the project, install its dependencies, and build the project:

$ git clone git@github.com:atomist/ci-automation.git
$ cd ci-automation
$ npm install
$ npm run build

Configuring your environment

If this is the first time you will be running an Atomist API client locally, you should first configure your system using the atomist script:

$ `npm bin`/atomist config

The script does two things: records what Slack team you want your automations running in and creates a GitHub personal access token with "repo" and "read:org" scopes.

The script will prompt you for your Atomist workspace/team ID, or you can supply it using the --team TEAM_ID command-line option. You can get your Atomist team ID from the settings page for your Atomist workspace or by typing team in a DM to the Atomist bot.

The script will prompt you for your GitHub credentials. It needs them to create the GitHub personal access token. Atomist does not store your credentials and only writes the generated token to your local machine.

The Atomist API client authenticates using a GitHub personal access token. The Atomist API uses the token to confirm you are who you say you are and are in a GitHub organization connected to the Slack team in which you are running the automations. In addition, it uses the token when performing any operations that access the GitHub API.

Running locally

You can run this automation client locally, allowing you to change the source code of this project and immediately see the effects in your environment with the following command

$ npm run autostart

To run in a more traditional manner, build the project and then simple start it.

$ npm run build
$ npm start

To download and run the Docker image of this project, run the following command


replacing YOUR_TOKEN and TEAM_ID with the token and team ID from your ~/.atomist/client.config.json created by the atomist config command and VERSION with the latest release of this repo. Note that this will not be running any code from your local machine but the code in the Docker image.

Build and Test

Command Reason
npm install install all the required packages
npm run build lint, compile, and test
npm start start the Atomist automation client
npm run autostart run the client, refreshing when files change
npm run lint run tslint against the TypeScript
npm run compile compile all TypeScript into JavaScript
npm test run tests and ensure everything is working
npm run autotest run tests continuously
npm run clean remove stray compiled JavaScript files and build directory


To create a new release of the project, update the version in package.json and then push a tag for the version. The version must be of the form M.N.P where M, N, and P are integers that form the next appropriate semantic version for release. The version in the package.json must be the same as the tag. For example:

$ npm version 1.2.3
$ git tag -a -m 'The ABC release' 1.2.3
$ git push origin 1.2.3

The Travis CI build (see badge at the top of this page) will publish the NPM module and automatically create a GitHub release using the tag name for the release and the comment provided on the annotated tag as the contents of the release notes.

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If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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