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Quick Start

This quick start guide shows how to install Kraken CI, configure a simple project and run the first build.

1. Download Kraken Files for Docker Compose#

Download configuration files for Docker Compose from Kraken GitHub releases page. They are:

  • kraken-docker-compose-X.Y.yaml - a services configuration file for Docker Compose
  • kraken-X.Y.env - an example configuration for Kraken services that is used by Docker Compose file

2. Start Kraken Services#

In a terminal, in the folder where downloaded files are located, run:

docker-compose --env-file kraken-X.Y.env -f kraken-docker-compose-X.Y.yaml up

Now you should see lots of logs. They will not stop. First, Docker images are downloaded, and then services are started.

Try to get to the web page on http://localhost:8080.

3. Log In#

On the main page, log in as admin using admin/admin credentials.

After logging in, the dashboard page will appear. It shows tiles with projects and their branches. There is already a prepared project called Demo.

But first, a built-in agent that will be executing jobs needs to be authorized.

4. Authorize Agent#

Go to the menu Agents -> Discovered. The Discovered Agents page shows agents that try to connect to the Kraken server but were not yet authorized by an admin.

Select the checkbox and click the Authorized button.

Now we can go back to the main page (the dashboard) and explore Demo project. Click on the Kraken logo in the top left corner.

5. The First Project and its Branch#

Click the cog icon on the right side of Project Demo. It leads to the project settings page.

On the project page, there is a list of branches. Let's go to the already prepared Master branch:

On the branch page, there is a defined workflow that consists of stages.

On the screen, on the left, there is visible one stage, Tests. The right side presents details of this stage. The black box shows the critical part of the stage: it is a workflow schema that is written in Starlark/Python.

Currently, the stage's workflow pulls a sample project from and then run pytest tests.

6. Trigger the First Flow#

Click the Run CI Flow button to trigger the first flow of the branch workflow, and then confirm it by clicking the Submit button.

The next page shows triggered flow details.

On the left side, there is a list of runs of stages (currently there is only one run: Tests), and on the right, there are details of this stage run. All is green, so it means that all completed successfully.

7. Results of The Run#

Click the Tests run link to get to results of the run.

The first tab, Jobs, on the run results page, shows a list of executed jobs. Our job was pretty quick, so we see the final results. If a job takes more time, then here will be presented its live status and logs.

The next tab, Test Results, presents a table with test cases and their status (passed, failed, etc.).

We may conclude the quick start guide here. We encourage you to try to play with the workflow schema and check what can be accomplished more.