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A service that can be used to update given yaml files within a git repository with a new docker image path. This can be used in colaboration with kit-deploymentizer and kit-deployer to automatically update the images used for a service across multiple clusters.

Use as Docker Image

docker run --help

We recommend using kit components with Codeship's Docker Infrastructure, however you are free to run this tool however way you wish. Anything that has Docker can run this image.

Using as CLI

You can run the ./src/image-deployer --help to see how it works.

Note this method requires node and was tested on version 5.5.0.

Using as npm module

Use npm to install kit-image-deployer:

$ npm install kit-image-deployer --save

Then require it and use it like so:

var ImageDeployer = require("kit-image-deployer").ImageDeployer;
var imageDeployer = new ImageDeployer({
    docker: {
        registry: "",
        repo: "example/my-service"
    github: {
        token: "my-github-token-here"
        user: "chesleybrown",
        repo: "my-kube-repo"
// Deploy by commit ID 
        name: committerName,
        email: committerEmail
// OR deploy a full image name 
        name: committerName,
        email: committerEmail


The repository you are writing to should have a kit.yaml configuration file.

  path: images
  property: image
  • images.path is for specifying the directory path to where all your image yaml files will be stored
  • is the yaml property name within the given image files that will be updated with the image path

Expected environment variables

The following environment variables are used by this service.

Variable Description Required Default
GITHUB_AUTH_TOKEN Your github token to access the repo yes empty
GITHUB_USER The github user that the repo belongs to yes empty
GITHUB_REPO The github repo name yes empty
DOCKER_REGISTRY The url for the docker registry yes empty
DOCKER_REPO The repo to use within the docker registry yes empty
CI_COMMITTER_NAME The name of the person who committed the change yes empty
CI_COMMITTER_EMAIL The email of the person who committed the change yes empty
CI_COMMITTER_MESSAGE The commit message yes empty
CI_BRANCH The name of the branch yes empty
CI_COMMIT_ID The commit hash or ID (must provide this or IMAGE) no empty
IMAGE The full path and tag to the docker image (must provide this or CI_COMMIT_ID) no empty
RETRIES Specify the number of times you want to automatically retry the commit if it fails yes 10


See the Contributing guide for steps on how to contribute to this project.


  • Handle automatic retries if github request fails because of sha difference