Build Output Overview

Builds that use the Source strategy result in the creation of a new container image. The image is then pushed to the container image registry specified in the output section of the Build specification.

If the output kind is ImageStreamTag, then the image will be pushed to the integrated OpenShift Online registry and tagged in the specified image stream. If the output is of type DockerImage, then the name of the output reference will be used as a Docker push specification. The specification may contain a registry or will default to DockerHub if no registry is specified. If the output section of the build specification is empty, then the image will not be pushed at the end of the build.

Output to an ImageStreamTag
spec:
  output:
    to:
      kind: "ImageStreamTag"
      name: "sample-image:latest"
Output to a Docker Push Specification
spec:
  output:
    to:
      kind: "DockerImage"
      name: "my-registry.mycompany.com:5000/myimages/myimage:tag"

Output Image Environment Variables

Source strategy builds set the following environment variables on output images:

Variable Description

OPENSHIFT_BUILD_NAME

Name of the build

OPENSHIFT_BUILD_NAMESPACE

Namespace of the build

OPENSHIFT_BUILD_SOURCE

The source URL of the build

OPENSHIFT_BUILD_REFERENCE

The Git reference used in the build

OPENSHIFT_BUILD_COMMIT

Source commit used in the build

Additionally, any user-defined environment variable, for example those configured via Source strategy options, will also be part of the output image environment variable list.

Output Image Labels

Source builds set the following labels on output images:

Label Description

io.openshift.build.commit.author

Author of the source commit used in the build

io.openshift.build.commit.date

Date of the source commit used in the build

io.openshift.build.commit.id

Hash of the source commit used in the build

io.openshift.build.commit.message

Message of the source commit used in the build

io.openshift.build.commit.ref

Branch or reference specified in the source

io.openshift.build.source-location

Source URL for the build

You can also use the BuildConfig.spec.output.imageLabels field to specify a list of custom labels that will be applied to each image built from the BuildConfig.

Custom Labels to be Applied to Built Images
spec:
  output:
    to:
      kind: "ImageStreamTag"
      name: "my-image:latest"
    imageLabels:
    - name: "vendor"
      value: "MyCompany"
    - name: "authoritative-source-url"
      value: "registry.mycompany.com"

Output Image Digest

Built images can be uniquely identified by their digest, which can later be used to pull the image by digest regardless of its current tag.

Source builds store the digest in Build.status.output.to.imageDigest after the image is pushed to a registry. The digest is computed by the registry. Therefore, it may not always be present, for example when the registry did not return a digest, or when the builder image did not understand its format.

Built Image Digest After a Successful Push to the Registry
status:
  output:
    to:
      imageDigest: sha256:29f5d56d12684887bdfa50dcd29fc31eea4aaf4ad3bec43daf19026a7ce69912

Using Docker Credentials for Private Registries

To push an image to a private Docker registry, credentials can be supplied using a secret. See Build Inputs for instructions.