Change Management

Change Management

Template Change Management

We recommend source controlling your templates as you would other code. Install Coder in CI/CD pipelines to push new template versions.

# Install the Coder CLI
curl -L https://coder.com/install.sh | sh
# curl -L https://coder.com/install.sh | sh -s -- --version=0.x

# To create API tokens, use `coder tokens create`.
# If no `--lifetime` flag is passed during creation, the default token lifetime
# will be 30 days.
# These variables are consumed by Coder
export CODER_URL=https://coder.example.com

# Template details
export CODER_TEMPLATE_NAME=kubernetes
export CODER_TEMPLATE_DIR=.coder/templates/kubernetes
export CODER_TEMPLATE_VERSION=$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)

# Push the new template version to Coder
coder templates push --yes $CODER_TEMPLATE_NAME \
    --directory $CODER_TEMPLATE_DIR \
    --name=$CODER_TEMPLATE_VERSION # Version name is optional

Looking for an example? See how we push our development image and template via GitHub actions.

To cap token lifetime on creation, configure Coder server to set a shorter max token lifetime

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