Pipeline Service Settings Operator

This operator is in charge of managing the settings of kcp workspaces used for Pipeline Service.


Pipeline Service offers an infrastructure to easily run Tekton Pipelines in a secured and isolated way. Therefore some restrictions need to be set on the workspaces that can consume the Pipeline Service infrastructure.

  • Quotas limit the amount of compute resources that can be consumed.
  • NetworkPolicies restrict the access granted to the pods running the pipeline tasks to support hermetic builds.

Here is a ~5 minutes demo of the operator. asciicast

Getting Started

Building the image

Build and push your image to the location specified by IMG:

make docker-build docker-push IMG=<some-registry>/settings-operator:tag

Deploying to kcp

The parameter specifying the workspace where the APIExport is located needs to be amended in the controller deployment patch to match the environment.

Deploy the operator to kcp with the image specified by IMG:

make deploy IMG=<some-registry>/settings-operator:tag

Uninstalling resources

To delete the resources from kcp:

make uninstall

Undeploying the operator

Undeploy the operator from kcp:

make undeploy



How it works

This project aims to follow the Kubernetes Operator pattern

It uses Controllers which provides a reconcile function responsible for synchronizing resources until the desired state is reached.

Test It Out

  1. Install the required resources into kcp:
make install
  1. Run the operator (this will run in the foreground, so switch to a new terminal if you want to leave it running):
make run ARGS="-v=6 --zap-log-level=6 --zap-devel=true --config=config/manager/controller_manager_config_test.yaml --api-export-name=settings-configuration.pipeline-service.io --api-export-workspace=<installation-ws>"

NOTE: You can also run this in one step by running: make install run

Here is an example of a launch configuration for VSCode

    // TODO: the kubeconfig path needs to be updated to point to the file
    // in the local environment
    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
            "type": "go",
            "request": "launch",
            "name": "Debug App",
            "program": "${workspaceFolder}/main.go",
            "args": [
                "--api-export-name", "settings-configuration.pipeline-service.io"
                "--config", "config/manager/controller_manager_config_test.yaml"
                "--zap-log-level", "6"
                "--zap-devel", "true"
                "-v", "6"
            "env": {


Modifying the API definitions

If you are editing the API definitions, regenerate the manifests using:

make manifests apiresourceschemas

NOTE: Run make --help for more information on all potential make targets

More information can be found via the Kubebuilder Documentation


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