GitOps Gerrit Git provider integration

Codefresh supports integration with Gerrit, the open-source web-based code review tool for Git repositories. Configure Gerrit as the primary Git provider for Codefresh GitOps. Codefresh can fetch the approved changes from Gerrit and build, test, and deploy the application based on your predefined workflows.

Currently, Gerrit is supported as a Git provider for only Hosted GitOps Runtimes.

By integrating Gerrit with Codefresh GitOps, when you set up your Hosted GitOps Runtime, you can select Gerrit as your Git provider.

You can then create and manage GitOps applications in the Gerrit Git repo.

If you have third-party CI tools/platforms such as Codefresh pipelines, GitHub Actions, or Jenkins for example, you can add Gerrit-specific arguments in your pipelines/workflows for image enrichment and reporting. See CI integration flow for image enrichment.

Gerrit-Codefresh GitOps integration in Gerrit

A GitOps integration with Gerrit requires:

  1. Correct permissions
  2. HTTP password for authentication

Required permissions in Gerrit

Permissions are required for creating projects and managing repositories.

There are two options for user roles: admin user or a user with the following permissions.

Repositories Access
All Projects Global Capabilities
  • Create Project: ALLOW
  Reference: ref/heads/
  • Push: ALLOW
  • Read: ALLOW

Example: Allow Create Projects for Service Users group

Example: Allow Create Projects for Service Users group

Example: Allow Push and Read for Service Users group

Example: Allow Push and Read for Service Users group

HTTP password for authentication

The HTTP Password in Gerrit is required as an access token to authenticate HTTP requests.

HTTP password in Gerrit

HTTP password in Gerrit

Regenerating the HTTP Password automatically revokes the current password.

Gerrit-Codefresh GitOps integration in Codefresh

Once you have a user with the required permissions, you are all set to use Gerrit as your Git provider in Codefresh:

Connect to Gerrit as Git provider

During the setup of your Hosted GitOps Runtime, choose Gerrit as the Git provider and provide the required credentials.
See Connect to Git provider for Hosted Runtime.

Enrich image information

To enrich images with relevant information from Gerrit, incorporate Codefresh’s image reporting step into your pipelines/workflows, providing relevant Gerrit arguments. Look for CF_GERRIT_ in CI integration argument reference.

Shared Configuration Repo
Image enrichment with GitOps integrations
CI GitOps integrations