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Server configuration

User registrationโ€‹

Woodpecker does not have its own user registry; users are provided from your forge (using OAuth2).

Registration is closed by default (WOODPECKER_OPEN=false). If registration is open (WOODPECKER_OPEN=true) then every user with an account at the configured forge can login to Woodpecker.

To open registration:

WOODPECKER_OPEN=true

You can also restrict registration, by keep registration closed and:

  • adding new users manually via the CLI: woodpecker-cli user add
  • allowing specific admin users via the WOODPECKER_ADMIN setting
  • by open registration and filter by organization membership through the WOODPECKER_ORGS setting

Close registration, but allow specific admin usersโ€‹

WOODPECKER_OPEN=false
WOODPECKER_ADMIN=johnsmith,janedoe

Only allow registration of users, who are members of approved organizationsโ€‹

WOODPECKER_OPEN=true
WOODPECKER_ORGS=dolores,dogpatch

Administratorsโ€‹

Administrators should also be enumerated in your configuration.

WOODPECKER_ADMIN=johnsmith,janedoe

Filtering repositoriesโ€‹

Woodpecker operates with the user's OAuth permission. Due to the coarse permission handling of GitHub, you may end up syncing more repos into Woodpecker than preferred.

Use the WOODPECKER_REPO_OWNERS variable to filter which GitHub user's repos should be synced only. You typically want to put here your company's GitHub name.

WOODPECKER_REPO_OWNERS=mycompany,mycompanyossgithubuser

Global registry settingโ€‹

If you want to make available a specific private registry to all pipelines, use the WOODPECKER_DOCKER_CONFIG server configuration. Point it to your server's docker config.

WOODPECKER_DOCKER_CONFIG=/root/.docker/config.json

Handling sensitive data in docker-compose and docker-swarmโ€‹

To handle sensitive data in docker-compose or docker-swarm configurations there are several options:

For docker-compose you can use a .env file next to your compose configuration to store the secrets outside of the compose file. While this separates configuration from secrets it is still not very secure.

Alternatively use docker-secrets. As it may be difficult to use docker secrets for environment variables Woodpecker allows to read sensible data from files by providing a *_FILE option of all sensible configuration variables. Woodpecker will try to read the value directly from this file. Keep in mind that when the original environment variable gets specified at the same time it will override the value read from the file.

docker-compose.yaml
 version: '3'

services:
woodpecker-server:
[...]
environment:
- [...]
+ - WOODPECKER_AGENT_SECRET_FILE=/run/secrets/woodpecker-agent-secret
+ secrets:
+ - woodpecker-agent-secret
+
+ secrets:
+ woodpecker-agent-secret:
+ external: true

Store a value to a docker secret like this:

echo "my_agent_secret_key" | docker secret create woodpecker-agent-secret -

or generate a random one like this:

openssl rand -hex 32 | docker secret create woodpecker-agent-secret -

Custom JavaScript and CSSโ€‹

Woodpecker supports custom JS and CSS files. These files must be present in the server's filesystem. They can be backed in a Docker image or mounted from a ConfigMap inside a Kubernetes environment. The configuration variables are independent of each other, which means it can be just one file present, or both.

WOODPECKER_CUSTOM_CSS_FILE=/usr/local/www/woodpecker.css
WOODPECKER_CUSTOM_JS_FILE=/usr/local/www/woodpecker.js

The examples below show how to place a banner message in the top navigation bar of Woodpecker.

woodpecker.cssโ€‹

.banner-message {
position: absolute;
width: 280px;
height: 40px;
margin-left: 240px;
margin-top: 5px;
padding-top: 5px;
font-weight: bold;
background: red no-repeat;
text-align: center;
}

woodpecker.jsโ€‹

// place/copy a minified version of jQuery or ZeptoJS here ...
!(function () {
'use strict';
function e() {} /*...*/
})();

$().ready(function () {
$('.app nav img').first().htmlAfter("<div class='banner-message'>This is a demo banner message :)</div>");
});

All server configuration optionsโ€‹

The following list describes all available server configuration options.

WOODPECKER_LOG_LEVELโ€‹

Default: empty

Configures the logging level. Possible values are trace, debug, info, warn, error, fatal, panic, disabled and empty.

WOODPECKER_LOG_FILEโ€‹

Default: stderr

Output destination for logs. 'stdout' and 'stderr' can be used as special keywords.

WOODPECKER_LOG_XORMโ€‹

Default: false

Enable XORM logs.

WOODPECKER_LOG_XORM_SQLโ€‹

Default: false

Enable XORM SQL command logs.

WOODPECKER_DEBUG_PRETTYโ€‹

Default: false

Enable pretty-printed debug output.

WOODPECKER_DEBUG_NOCOLORโ€‹

Default: true

Disable colored debug output.

WOODPECKER_HOSTโ€‹

Default: empty

Server fully qualified URL of the user-facing hostname, port (if not default for HTTP/HTTPS) and path prefix.

Examples:

  • WOODPECKER_HOST=http://woodpecker.example.org
  • WOODPECKER_HOST=http://example.org/woodpecker
  • WOODPECKER_HOST=http://example.org:1234/woodpecker

WOODPECKER_WEBHOOK_HOSTโ€‹

Default: value from WOODPECKER_HOST config env

Server fully qualified URL of the Webhook-facing hostname and path prefix.

Example: WOODPECKER_WEBHOOK_HOST=http://woodpecker-server.cicd.svc.cluster.local:8000

WOODPECKER_SERVER_ADDRโ€‹

Default: :8000

Configures the HTTP listener port.

WOODPECKER_SERVER_ADDR_TLSโ€‹

Default: :443

Configures the HTTPS listener port when SSL is enabled.

WOODPECKER_SERVER_CERTโ€‹

Default: empty

Path to an SSL certificate used by the server to accept HTTPS requests.

Example: WOODPECKER_SERVER_CERT=/path/to/cert.pem

WOODPECKER_SERVER_KEYโ€‹

Default: empty

Path to an SSL certificate key used by the server to accept HTTPS requests.

Example: WOODPECKER_SERVER_KEY=/path/to/key.pem

WOODPECKER_CUSTOM_CSS_FILEโ€‹

Default: empty

File path for the server to serve a custom .CSS file, used for customizing the UI. Can be used for showing banner messages, logos, or environment-specific hints (a.k.a. white-labeling). The file must be UTF-8 encoded, to ensure all special characters are preserved.

Example: WOODPECKER_CUSTOM_CSS_FILE=/usr/local/www/woodpecker.css

WOODPECKER_CUSTOM_JS_FILEโ€‹

Default: empty

File path for the server to serve a custom .JS file, used for customizing the UI. Can be used for showing banner messages, logos, or environment-specific hints (a.k.a. white-labeling). The file must be UTF-8 encoded, to ensure all special characters are preserved.

Example: WOODPECKER_CUSTOM_JS_FILE=/usr/local/www/woodpecker.js

WOODPECKER_LETS_ENCRYPTโ€‹

Default: false

Automatically generates an SSL certificate using Let's Encrypt, and configures the server to accept HTTPS requests.

WOODPECKER_GRPC_ADDRโ€‹

Default: :9000

Configures the gRPC listener port.

WOODPECKER_GRPC_SECRETโ€‹

Default: secret

Configures the gRPC JWT secret.

WOODPECKER_GRPC_SECRET_FILEโ€‹

Default: empty

Read the value for WOODPECKER_GRPC_SECRET from the specified filepath.

WOODPECKER_METRICS_SERVER_ADDRโ€‹

Default: empty

Configures an unprotected metrics endpoint. An empty value disables the metrics endpoint completely.

Example: :9001

WOODPECKER_ADMINโ€‹

Default: empty

Comma-separated list of admin accounts.

Example: WOODPECKER_ADMIN=user1,user2

WOODPECKER_ORGSโ€‹

Default: empty

Comma-separated list of approved organizations.

Example: org1,org2

WOODPECKER_REPO_OWNERSโ€‹

Default: empty

Comma-separated list of syncable repo owners. ???

Example: user1,user2

WOODPECKER_OPENโ€‹

Default: false

Enable to allow user registration.

WOODPECKER_AUTHENTICATE_PUBLIC_REPOSโ€‹

Default: false

Always use authentication to clone repositories even if they are public. Needed if the forge requires to always authenticate as used by many companies.

WOODPECKER_DEFAULT_CANCEL_PREVIOUS_PIPELINE_EVENTSโ€‹

Default: pull_request, push

List of event names that will be canceled when a new pipeline for the same context (tag, branch) is created.

WOODPECKER_DEFAULT_CLONE_IMAGEโ€‹

Default is defined in shared/constant/constant.go

The default docker image to be used when cloning the repo

WOODPECKER_DEFAULT_PIPELINE_TIMEOUTโ€‹

60 (minutes)

The default time for a repo in minutes before a pipeline gets killed

WOODPECKER_MAX_PIPELINE_TIMEOUTโ€‹

120 (minutes)

The maximum time in minutes you can set in the repo settings before a pipeline gets killed

WOODPECKER_SESSION_EXPIRESโ€‹

Default: 72h

Configures the session expiration time. Context: when someone does log into Woodpecker, a temporary session token is created. As long as the session is valid (until it expires or log-out), a user can log into Woodpecker, without re-authentication.

WOODPECKER_ESCALATEโ€‹

Defaults are defined in shared/constant/constant.go

Docker images to run in privileged mode. Only change if you are sure what you do!

WOODPECKER_DOCKER_CONFIGโ€‹

Default: empty

Configures a specific private registry config for all pipelines.

Example: WOODPECKER_DOCKER_CONFIG=/home/user/.docker/config.json

WOODPECKER_AGENT_SECRETโ€‹

Default: empty

A shared secret used by server and agents to authenticate communication. A secret can be generated by openssl rand -hex 32.

WOODPECKER_AGENT_SECRET_FILEโ€‹

Default: empty

Read the value for WOODPECKER_AGENT_SECRET from the specified filepath

WOODPECKER_KEEPALIVE_MIN_TIMEโ€‹

Default: empty

Server-side enforcement policy on the minimum amount of time a client should wait before sending a keepalive ping.

Example: WOODPECKER_KEEPALIVE_MIN_TIME=10s

WOODPECKER_DATABASE_DRIVERโ€‹

Default: sqlite3

The database driver name. Possible values are sqlite3, mysql or postgres.

WOODPECKER_DATABASE_DATASOURCEโ€‹

Default: woodpecker.sqlite if not running inside a container, /var/lib/woodpecker/woodpecker.sqlite if running inside a container

The database connection string. The default value is the path of the embedded SQLite database file.

Example:

# MySQL
# https://github.com/go-sql-driver/mysql#dsn-data-source-name
WOODPECKER_DATABASE_DATASOURCE=root:password@tcp(1.2.3.4:3306)/woodpecker?parseTime=true

# PostgreSQL
# https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/libpq-connect.html#LIBPQ-CONNSTRING
WOODPECKER_DATABASE_DATASOURCE=postgres://root:password@1.2.3.4:5432/woodpecker?sslmode=disable

WOODPECKER_DATABASE_DATASOURCE_FILEโ€‹

Default: empty

Read the value for WOODPECKER_DATABASE_DATASOURCE from the specified filepath

WOODPECKER_PROMETHEUS_AUTH_TOKENโ€‹

Default: empty

Token to secure the Prometheus metrics endpoint. Must be set to enable the endpoint.

WOODPECKER_PROMETHEUS_AUTH_TOKEN_FILEโ€‹

Default: empty

Read the value for WOODPECKER_PROMETHEUS_AUTH_TOKEN from the specified filepath

WOODPECKER_STATUS_CONTEXTโ€‹

Default: ci/woodpecker

Context prefix Woodpecker will use to publish status messages to SCM. You probably will only need to change it if you run multiple Woodpecker instances for a single repository.

WOODPECKER_STATUS_CONTEXT_FORMATโ€‹

Default: {{ .context }}/{{ .event }}/{{ .workflow }}{{if not (eq .axis_id 0)}}/{{.axis_id}}{{end}}

Template for the status messages published to forges, uses Go templates as template language. Supported variables:

  • context: Woodpecker's context (see WOODPECKER_STATUS_CONTEXT)
  • event: the event which started the pipeline
  • workflow: the workflow's name
  • owner: the repo's owner
  • repo: the repo's name

WOODPECKER_LIMIT_MEM_SWAPโ€‹

Default: 0

The maximum amount of memory a single pipeline container is allowed to swap to disk, configured in bytes. There is no limit if 0.

WOODPECKER_LIMIT_MEMโ€‹

Default: 0

The maximum amount of memory a single pipeline container can use, configured in bytes. There is no limit if 0.

WOODPECKER_LIMIT_SHM_SIZEโ€‹

Default: 0

The maximum amount of memory of /dev/shm allowed in bytes. There is no limit if 0.

WOODPECKER_LIMIT_CPU_QUOTAโ€‹

Default: 0

The number of microseconds per CPU period that the container is limited to before throttled. There is no limit if 0.

WOODPECKER_LIMIT_CPU_SHARESโ€‹

Default: 0

The relative weight vs. other containers.

WOODPECKER_LIMIT_CPU_SETโ€‹

Default: empty

Comma-separated list to limit the specific CPUs or cores a pipeline container can use.

Example: WOODPECKER_LIMIT_CPU_SET=1,2

WOODPECKER_CONFIG_SERVICE_ENDPOINTโ€‹

Default: empty

Specify a configuration service endpoint, see Configuration Extension

WOODPECKER_FORGE_TIMEOUTโ€‹

Default: 3s

Specify timeout when fetching the Woodpecker configuration from forge. See https://pkg.go.dev/time#ParseDuration for syntax reference.

WOODPECKER_FORGE_RETRYโ€‹

Default: 3

Specify how many retries of fetching the Woodpecker configuration from a forge are done before we fail.

WOODPECKER_ENABLE_SWAGGERโ€‹

Default: true

Enable the Swagger UI for API documentation.

WOODPECKER_DISABLE_VERSION_CHECKโ€‹

Default: false

Disable version check in admin web UI.


WOODPECKER_GITHUB_...โ€‹

See GitHub configuration

WOODPECKER_GITEA_...โ€‹

See Gitea configuration

WOODPECKER_BITBUCKET_...โ€‹

See Bitbucket configuration

WOODPECKER_GITLAB_...โ€‹

See GitLab configuration

WOODPECKER_ADDON_FORGEโ€‹

See addon forges.