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Create Repository Resource

The Repository custom resource helps you connect pipeline-as-code to your SCM. By referencing authentication secrets in the resource, you ensure that your pipeline has the necessary access rights to interact with GitHub.

In this tutorial, you'll create secrets containing your GitHub access credentials and webhook secret. As well as you'll define a Repository CustomResourceDefinition (CRD) to create a PipelineRun using pipeline-as-code.


  1. You have a pre-configured GitOps repository. If you haven't already configured it, follow this tutorial


  • Create a Secret to store your GitHub personal token and webhook secret.
  • Define a Repository that references the Kubernetes Secret for authentication.
  • Establish a secure connection between your code repository and the CI/CD pipeline using a GitHub webhook.

Key Results

  • Created a Kubernetes Secret named github-webhook-config containing your GitHub personal token and webhook secret.
  • Defined a Repository in your desired namespace, referencing the github-webhook-config Secret.
  • Enabled a secure connection between your code repository and your CI/CD pipeline through the GitHub webhook.


Create a Secret on SAAP

The Secret holds sensitive data, such as your GitHub access token and webhook secret. By storing these secrets separately from your source code, you ensure that sensitive information is kept secure and not exposed in your repository.

Note: We assume that you already have a GitOps repository bootstrapped with ArgoCD. Open up the apps-gitops-config repository we created earlier.

  1. Navigate to tenant>application> build path. In our example, it will be 01-gabbar/01-stakater-nordmart-review-api/00-build

  2. Create a file name github-webhook-secret.yaml here and add the following content:

kind: Secret
apiVersion: v1
  name: github-webhook-config
  namespace: gabbar-build
   provider.token: <base64-encoded-personal-access-token>
   webhook.secret: <base64-encoded-webhook secret>
type: Opaque

Note: Replace values with PAT and webhook secret you created in the previous tutorials


Create the Repository

  1. To create the Repository, navigate to tenant>application> build path.

  2. Create a file named repository.yaml and add the following content:

    apiVersion: ""
    kind: Repository
      name: <name-of-repo>
      namespace: <your-namespace>
      url: "https://<YOUR_GITHUB_REPO_URL>"
          name: "github-webhook-config"
        name: "github-webhook-config"


Once you add these two files to the repository at the correct path, you can see that ArgoCD has deployed them to the cluster.


That's cool! Let's move on to the next tutorial to create a fully functional pipeline with pipeline-as-code.

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