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    Steadybit CLI  

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    The Steadybit CLI enables you to define resilience expectations and resilience policies that your services need to comply with through configuration files that live next to your services' code. This allows you to implement gitops practices easily.


    • You need to have a Steadybit account. You can create a free account via our website.
    • at least Node.js 16 as local runtime


    Via npm

    npm install -g steadybit


    You need an API access token. You can grab one via our platform through the Settings -> API Access Tokens page.

    ➜ steadybit config profile add
    ? Profile name: steadybit
    ? API access token: [hidden]
    ? Base URL of the Steadybit server:


    Describe your Service

    ➜ steadybit service init
    ? Service name: gateway
    ? Desired Resilience Level: A - challenges for loose coupling
    In order to understand which service you are describing, we need
    to be able to map it to data collected by the Steadybit agents.
    Right now, we only support mapping to Kubernetes monitored deployments.
    ? Kubernetes cluster name: demo-dev
    ? Kubernetes namespace: steadybit-demo
    ? Kubernetes deployment: gateway
    We need to ensure that the service is still operating as expected when
    verifying compliance with the desired resilience policy. To do so require
    a load-balanced HTTP endpoint that can be called during task
    ? URL:

    The CLI created a .yml file containing your service definition in your current working directory. From now on you are able to fine tune your settings either via subsequent CLI calls or by editing the .yml once you understand the format.

    id: 9cb2888d-3abf-4ac3-bf8b-40b7eb61d271
    name: gateway
      - name: 'steadybit/definitions/policies/level-b'
        version: 0.1.5
      - name: 'steadybit/definitions/policies/level-e'
        version: 0.1.5
        cluster: demo-dev
        namespace: steadybit-demo
        deployment: gateway

    The default file name is .steadybit.yml. Most CLI commands assume that the input file is named this way. In case you prefer an alternative name, you can specify the alternative name via -f {your name}.yml.

    Sync the service definition with the steadybit platform

    You can now upload the service definition by executing

    steadybit service apply

    or even better, you can automatically sync the service definition with every commit using our Github Action

    See your Service Definition in Action

    You can now use the cli to open steadybit and watch your current state and work on the next steps.

    steadybit service open

    which opens the steadybit platform in your standard web browser. From here, you can inspect the service’s current state, trigger challenges and much more.

    As an alternative you can verify your current state directly via the CLI

    steadybit service verify

    Container Image

    You can also use the cli via our container image:

    docker run -e"STEADYBIT_TOKEN=****" steadybit/cli:latest service verify


    npm i steadybit

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