An event source is an object that links an event producer with an event sink, or consumer. A sink can be a Knative service, channel, or broker that receives events from an event source.

Creating event sources

Currently, OpenShift Serverless supports the following event source types:


Connects a sink to the Kubernetes API server.


Periodically sends ping events with a constant payload. It can be used as a timer.


Allows you to connect core Kubernetes resource objects such as a Deployment, Job, or StatefulSet with a sink.

You can create and manage Knative event sources using the Developer perspective in the OpenShift Container Platform web console, the kn CLI, or by applying YAML files.

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