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Orb Badge Server CircleCI Build Status GitHub License

Orb Badge is a mini Go server designed to provide a JSON endpoint for's custom badges. This allows Orb developers to use a status badge on their repo's readme file.

This software is currently considered a proof of concept. It may go away, and it may break as the service is in beta.

Using a Badge

You show an orb version status badge with the following URL:<namespace>/<orb-name>

where <namespace> is your Orb's namespace and <orb-name> is the name of the specific Orb.

For example, here's a badge for the CircleCI AWS CLI Orb in Markdown with a link back to the Orbs page:

[![CircleCI Orb Version](](

and here is how it render's: CircleCI Orb Version


Raw / Straight on local machine

This server is written in Go. Please use Go v1.11 or later. It may work with earlier versions but it's untested.

go get -u
go run .


If you don't have Go installed locally or just want to use Docker regardless:

git clone
cd orb-badge-server
docker build -it dev/orb-badge-server # will show the server running in the terminal and stay attached
docker build -it dev/orb-badge-server # will run the terminal in the background and return control

The server will be available at http://localhost:1107/.


There really isn't a production server right now. I am running a test/beta at

To run your own, place the binary on a server and run it. If you use port 80, sudo will be needed for non-root users.

go build ./...
./orb-badge <port>

Running the binary in something like tmux will make your life easier as well.


This repository is licensed under the MIT license. This repo's license can be found here.

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