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provider-alibaba is the Crossplane infrastructure provider for Alibaba Cloud. The provider that is built from the source code in this repository can be installed into a Crossplane control plane and adds the following new functionality:

  • Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) that model Alibaba Cloud infrastructure and services
  • Controllers to provision these resources in Alibaba Cloud based on the users desired state captured in CRDs they create
  • Implementations of Crossplane's portable resource abstractions, enabling Alibaba Cloud resources to fulfill a user's general need for cloud services

Getting Started

In the following, We will deploy flight tracker app using OAM and Alibaba RDS resource:

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Make sure you have installed:

Then set up the environment on first trial:

helm repo add crossplane-master
git clone ../addon-oam-kubernetes-local
export ACCESS_KEY_ID=<your-access-key-id>
export ACCESS_KEY_SECRET=<your-access-key-secret>

Access key should be obtained via Alibaba cloud.

Then run command:

make demo

This will deploy the Crossplane, addon-oam-kubernetes-local, setting up cloud provider, and finally deploy an OAM app with a cloud RDS database.

Use the following script to wait until the database and the app has been deployed successfully and do port-forward:

#!/usr/bin/env bash

until kubectl port-forward deployment/web-ui 8080:8080 --address; do
  sleep 5

The demo app could be access at http://localhost:8080 .


provider-alibaba is a community driven project and we welcome contributions. See the Crossplane Contributing guidelines to get started.

Report a Bug

For filing bugs, suggesting improvements, or requesting new features, please open an issue.


Please use the following to reach members of the community:


provider-alibaba goals and milestones are currently tracked in the Crossplane repository. More information can be found in

Governance and Owners

provider-alibaba is run according to the same Governance and Ownership structure as the core Crossplane project.

Code of Conduct

provider-alibaba adheres to the same Code of Conduct as the core Crossplane project.


provider-alibaba is under the Apache 2.0 license.

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