KubeClarity development

Building KubeClarity

make build will build all of the KubeClarity code and UI.

Makefile targets are provided to compile and build the KubeClarity binaries. make build-all-go can be used to build all of the go components, but also specific targets are provided, for example make cli and make backend to build the specific components in isolation.

make ui is provided to just build the UI components.

Building KubeClarity Containers

make docker can be used to build the KubeClarity containers for all of the components. Specific targets for example make docker-cli and make docker-backend are also provided.

make push-docker is also provided as a shortcut for building and then publishing the KubeClarity containers to a registry. You can override the destination registry like:

DOCKER_REGISTRY=docker.io/tehsmash make push-docker

You must be logged into the docker registry locally before using this target.


make lint can be used to run the required linting rules over the code. golangci-lint rules and config can be viewed in the .golangcilint file in the root of the repo.

make fix is also provided which will resolve lint issues which are automaticlly fixable for example format issues.

make license can be used to validate that all the files in the repo have the correctly formatted license header.

Unit tests

make test can be used run all the unit tests in the repo. Alternatively you can use the standard go test CLI to run a specific package or test by going into a specific modules directory and running:

cd cli
go test ./cmd/... -run <test name regex>

Generating API code

After making changes to the API schema for example api/swagger.yaml, you can run make api to regenerate the model, client and server code.

Testing End to End

End to end tests will start and exercise a KubeClarity running on the local container runtime. This can be used locally or in CI. These tests ensure that more complex flows such as the CLI exporting results to the API work as expected.

Note: If running Docker Desktop for Mac you will need to increase docker daemon memory to 8G. Careful, this will drain a lot from your computer cpu.

In order to run end-to-end tests locally:

# Build all docker images
make docker
# Replace Values In The KubeClarity Chart:
sed -i 's/latest/${{ github.sha }}/g' charts/kubeclarity/values.yaml
sed -i 's/Always/IfNotPresent/g' charts/kubeclarity/values.yaml
# Build the KubeClarity CLI
make cli
# Move the Built CLI into the E2E Test folder
mv ./cli/bin/cli ./e2e/kubeclarity-cli
# Run the end to end tests
make e2e

Sending Pull Requests

Before sending a new pull request, take a look at existing pull requests and issues to see if the proposed change or fix has been discussed in the past, or if the change was already implemented but not yet released.

We expect new pull requests to include tests for any affected behavior, and, as we follow semantic versioning, we may reserve breaking changes until the next major version release.

Last modified October 31, 2023: Light component renaming (#17) (025647e)