Using triggers enables you to filter events from the broker for delivery to event sinks.


  • You have installed Knative Eventing and the kn CLI.

  • You have access to an available broker.

  • You have access to an available event consumer, such as a Knative service.

Creating a trigger using the Developer perspective

After you have created a broker, you can create a trigger in the web console Developer perspective.

  • The OpenShift Serverless Operator, Knative Serving, and Knative Eventing are installed on your OpenShift Container Platform cluster.

  • You have logged in to the web console.

  • You are in the Developer perspective.

  • You have created a project or have access to a project with the appropriate roles and permissions to create applications and other workloads in OpenShift Container Platform.

  • You have created a broker and a Knative service or other event sink to connect to the trigger.

  1. In the Developer perspective, navigate to the Topology page.

  2. Hover over the broker that you want to create a trigger for, and drag the arrow. The Add Trigger option is displayed.

    Create a trigger for the broker
  3. Click Add Trigger.

  4. Select your sink as a Subscriber from the drop-down list.

  5. Click Add.

  • After the subscription has been created, it is represented as a line that connects the broker to the service in the Topology view: