Being able to control your CI pipeline programmatically, tweak and bend it to your will, is a huge benefit for both small and large organizations. This is why we have deprecated our old API v1 and introduced a new API v2, and this is why we are now introducing a command-line utility.
The Semaphore Command Line Interface (CLI), is a tool for creating and managing Semaphore projects from the command line.
Same as with our API v2 and Test Boosters, the Semaphore CLI is open sourced. We believe in the power of the community and want to promote full transparency when it comes to installing custom software on your machines.
Features offered by the Semaphore CLI
The Semaphore CLI is Ruby gem, so if you have an up-to-date Ruby version on your machine (Ruby >= 2.0), you can install it with the following command:
$ gem install sem
Next, log into Semaphore (you can find your auth-token at the bottom of the users edit page):
$ sem login --auth-token
Now, you are free to explore the features offered by the command line interface.
$ sem help Usage: sem [command] Command list, type sem help [command] for more details: version Check cli version login Log in to semaphore from the command line logout Log out from semaphore orgs Manage organizations teams Manage teams and team membership secrets Manage secrets projects Manage projects
Currently, you can manage four types of resources on Semaphore:
- and the new Secrets that are currently only available only via the command line.
Exploring the Semaphore CLI
Let’s explore some commands. For example, team managment.
# Listing our teams $ sem teams:list ID NAME PERMISSION MEMBERS 1bc7ed43-ac8a-487e-b488-c38bc757a034 renderedtext/devs write 2 members 1bc7ed43-ac8a-487e-b488-c38bc757a034 renderedtext/admins write 0 members # Creating a new team $ sem teams:create renderedtext/interns --permission read ID 1bc7ed43-ac8a-487e-b488-c38bc757a034 Name renderedtext/interns Permission read Members 0 members Created 2017-08-01 13:14:40 +0200 Updated 2017-08-02 13:14:40 +0200 # Adding users to our teams $ sem teams:members:add renderedtext/interns shiroyasha User shiroyasha added to the team.
As you can observe in the the above output, the command line expects the
/ (e.g renderedtext/admins) format to
identify your resources.
How to get started with Semaphore CLI
Our Semaphore CLI documentation covers the usage of every command in the CLI, the installation process, authentication, and includes a troubleshooting sections for common issues.
The source code of the Semaphore CLI is open sourced, and can offer additional insights into the inner cogs of the gem.
If you notice any issues with the CLI, please open an issue on GitHub.
We are looking forward to your feedback
Is there a feature you would like to see as part of our new CLI? Please open an issue in the CLI repository on GitHub. We’re looking forward to reading your feedback.
Head over to the Semaphore CLI Overview Page to install and test out our new CLI.