Trigger Management

Last updated: 2021-02-03 18:13:02

    Operation Scenario

    Tencent Container Registry (TCR) allows users to configure and use the flexible trigger feature. By configuring a proper trigger in an instance, you can quickly integrate existing R&D processes and CI/CD platforms and implement container DevOps scenarios such as image updates that automatically trigger application deployment.

    The trigger feature allows users to create custom trigger rules and view triggering logs. Trigger actions support the push, pull, and deletion of container images and Helm Charts. Triggering rules support flexible regular expression filtering and regular filtering based on specified namespaces in an instance and configured image repositories and tags. This allows the trigger to be triggered by only certain repositories or image tags that use special naming formats. The custom Header feature allows users to configure the Header for accessing the target URL in the Key:Value format, which is applicable to authentication and other scenarios.


    Before creating and managing a trigger in a TCR Enterprise Edition instance, complete the following tasks:


    Creating a trigger

    1. Log in to the TCR console and select Trigger in the left sidebar.
      On the "Trigger" page, you can view the list of trigger rules for the current instance. To change the instance, select the desired instance name from the "Instance Name" drop-down list at the top of the page.
    2. Click Create. In the "Create Trigger" window, configure the rule based on the following information. See the figure below.
      • Name: instance rule name. It supports lowercase letters, numbers, and three special characters (-, ., and _). It must start with a letter or number. In this document, webhook-demo is used as an example.
      • Description: rule description.
      • Trigger Action: currently, four trigger actions are supported: push images, delete images, upload Helm Charts, and delete Helm Charts. During trigger execution, the initiated webhook request will contain information about the trigger action.
      • Trigger Rule:
        • Trigger Instance: the instance to which the trigger belongs, which is the currently selected instance and cannot be changed.
        • Namespace: the namespace for which the trigger takes effect. If the list is empty, first create namespaces in the instance.
        • Repository Name: the name of the repository for which the trigger takes effect. Regular matching of image repositories and Helm Charts is supported.


          For a regular expression rule, you can enter rules such as nginx-*, {repo1,repo2}, where:

          • *: matches any field that does not contain '/'.
          • **: matches any field that contains '/'.
          • ?: matches any non-'/' character.
          • {option 1, option 2,...}: indicates the simultaneously matching of multiple options.
        • Tag: the tag for which the trigger takes effect. It supports regular matching, and the matching rules are the same as those for Repository Name. If you want the trigger to take effect for all tags, you need not specify this parameter.
      • URL: the target URL for request initiation after the trigger is triggered. The trigger will send a POST request to the URL, and the request body contains the trigger action, triggering rule, and other information.
      • Header: the Header information in Key:Value format to be carried in a POST request initiated by the trigger, such as Authentication: xxxxxxx.
    3. Click OK to create the trigger rule.

    Managing trigger rules

    After a trigger rule is created, you can view the trigger rule on the "Trigger" page. Then, you can perform the following operations to manage trigger rules. See the figure below:

    • View Triggering Log: you can click the name of a specific trigger rule or click Triggering Log to the right of the trigger rule name to view the triggering log of the rule. For more information, see Viewing Trigger Logs.
    • Modify Rule Status: indicates that the rule is enabled, and indicates that the rule is disabled. A newly created trigger rule is enabled by default, and you can change its status as needed.
    • Configure: you can re-configure all parameters of the trigger rule.
    • Delete: you can delete the trigger rule.

    Viewing Trigger Logs

    You can click the name of a specific trigger rule or click Triggering Log to the right of the trigger rule name to view the triggering log of the rule. See the figure below:

    The log contains the following information:

    • Task ID: trigger task ID, which is unique in the instance
    • Trigger Action: the action that launched the trigger, such as image push
    • Triggered Repository: the repository resources that launched the trigger
    • Status: the success status of the trigger in executing the webhook request
    • Creation Time: the time when the trigger was launched, that is, the time when the webhook request was initiated

    Relevant Information

    Webhook request format for reference

    When users perform a relevant action on resources that meet a trigger rule, for example, pushing new images to the specified image repository, the relevant trigger is triggered and sends an HTTP POST request to the URL configured in the rule. The request body contains the trigger action and repository path. The following is the resolved information of a sample request body after the trigger is triggered by image push. This sample is for reference in Webhook server development.

      "type": "pushImage",
      "occur_at": 1589106605,
      "event_data": {
        "resources": [
            "digest": "sha256:89a42c3ba15f09a3fbe39856bddacdf9e94cd03df7403cad4fc105xxxx268fc9",
            "tag": "v1.10.0",
            "resource_url": ""
        "repository": {
          "date_created": 1587119137,
          "name": "nginx",
          "namespace": "public",
          "repo_full_name": "public/nginx",
          "repo_type": "public"
      "operator": "332133xxxx"

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