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gocd-cli in docker

A Dojo docker image featuring:

The primary use case of this image is to help with validating GoCD config repos before pushing changes to the source control.

Images are pushed to dockerhub at kudulab/gocd-cli-dojo.


  1. Install docker, if you haven't already.
  2. Install Dojo, it is a self-contained binary, so just place it somewhere on the PATH. On Linux:
wget -O dojo${DOJO_VERSION}/dojo_linux_amd64
sudo mv dojo /usr/local/bin
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/dojo


  1. cd into project which has GoCD configuration files.
  2. Configure access to the GoCD server.
  3. The quickest way to start is to run the docker container
dojo --image=kudulab/gocd-cli-dojo:yaml

Then you can execute gocd CLI, for example to validate GoCD configuration files

gocd configrepo preflight -r my-repo-id --yaml ci.gocd.yaml

Please refer to gocd-cli documentation to find out more about usage.

You may also find this introductory blog post useful.


You must configure access to your GoCD in order to execute the preflight checks. There are 2 ways to do it:

settings file

In your home directory create a file .gocd/settings.yaml with following content:

  password: ***
  type: basic
  user: my_gocd_username
config_version: 1

environment variables

Before running dojo you can export following variables:

Required variables to set:

  • GOCDCLI_SERVER_URL=https://your-gocd-host/go

To use basic authentication:

  • GOCDCLI_AUTH_PASSWORD=mysupersecretpasswd

To use token-based authentication:

  • GOCDCLI_AUTH_TOKEN=secrettoken

To skip authentication setup:

  • GOCDCLI_SKIP_AUTH set to any value to avoid authentication setup.


Copyright 2019 Tomasz Sętkowski

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