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Jina's one-stop registry for hosting Pods and enabling easy neural search on the cloud


Use Hub Image in Flow API

# my_image_tag is the built image name

from jina import Flow
with Flow().add(uses='docker://' + my_image_tag):

Create a new Hub Pod/App


  • Install Docker.
  • pip install "jina[hub]"

📦 Create a new Executor

jina hub new --type pod

It will start a wizard in CLI to guide you create your first executor. The resulted file structure should look like the following:

├── Dockerfile
├── manifest.yml
├── config.yml
├── requirements.txt
└── tests/

Link to the documentation for creating a containerized pod is here.

Create a new App

jina hub new --type app

It will start a wizard in CLI to guide you create your app.

Upload your Image to Jina Hub

Build your Docker image using our naming conventions:

jina hub build -t jinahub/type.kind.jina-image-name:image_version-jina_version <your_folder>

Push to Jina Hub:

jina hub login, then copy/paste the token into GitHub to verify your account

jina hub push jinahub/type.kind.jina-image-name:image-jina_version 

Use py_modules to import multiple files

By default, jina hub new --pod creates a Python module structure and guides you to write MyAwesomeExecutor class into If you have some other files that need to be imported for MyAwesomeExecutor, say, you can change metas.pymodules in config.yml to import those files. Note, you have to write the dependencies in reverse order. That is, if depends on, which again depends on, then you need to write:


Legacy Hub Pod structure

This is also a valid structure, it works but not recommended:

- MyAwesomeExecutor/
    |- Dockerfile
    |- manifest.yml
    |- requirements.txt
    |- config.yml
        |- metas.py_modules

Please note that:

  • Here MyAwesomeExecutor directory is not a python module, as it lacks under the root;
  • to import, you must to use from import bar, where jinahub is the common namespace for all external modules;
  • in config.yml:metas.py_modules, needs to be put before

Test a Pod/App locally

jina hub build /MyAwesomeExecutor/

More Hub CLI usage can be found via jina hub build --help

Work with your own repository

  1. Create a new repository
  2. pip install "jina[hub]" && jina hub new --type pod
git checkout -b feat-new-executor
git add .
git commit -m "feat: add new executor"
git push
  1. Add the Hub Updater and Hub Builder Github Actions to the Github workflow of your hub-type repo.
  2. Make a Pull Request on feat-new-executor -> master


manifest.yml Schema

manifest.yml must exist if you want to publish your Pod image to Jina Hub.

manifest.yml annotates your image so that it can be managed by Jina Hub. To get better appealing on Jina Hub, you should carefully set manifest.yml to the correct values.

Key Description Default
manifest_version The version of the manifest protocol 1
type The type of the image Required
kind The kind of the executor Required
name Human-readable title of the image (must match with ^[a-zA-Z_$][a-zA-Z_\s\-$0-9]{3,30}$) Required
description Human-readable description of the software packaged in the image Required
author Contact details of the people or organization responsible for the image (string) Jina AI Dev-Team (
url URL to find more information on the image (string)
documentation URL to get documentation on the image (string)
version Version of the image, it should be Semantic versioning-compatible 0.0.0
vendor The name of the distributing entity, organization or individual (string) Jina AI Limited
license License under which contained software is distributed, it should be in this list apache-2.0
avatar A picture that personalizes and distinguishes your image None
platform A list of CPU architectures that your image built on, each item should be in this list [linux/amd64]
keywords A list of strings help user to filter and locate your package None

Naming conventions

All apps and executors should follow the naming convention:


For example:

Text Meaning
jinahub/ Push to jinahub Docker repo
app Type
encoder Kind
transformertfencoder Pod name
0.0.16 Pod version
0.9.33 Jina version

From Jina 0.4.10 onwards, Jina Hub is referred as a Git Submodule in jina-ai/jina.


We welcome all kinds of contributions from the open-source community, individuals and partners. Without your active involvement, Jina won't be successful.

Please first read the contributing guidelines before the submission.


All Contributors


  • Code of conduct - play nicely with the Jina community
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  • YouTube channel - subscribe to the latest video tutorials, release demos, webinars and presentations.
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  • Twitter Follow - follow and interact with us using hashtag #JinaSearch
  • Company - know more about our company and how we are fully committed to open-source.

Open Governance

As part of our open governance model, we host Jina's Engineering All Hands in public. This Zoom meeting recurs monthly on the second Tuesday of each month, at 14:00-15:30 (CET). Everyone can join in via the following calendar invite.

The meeting will also be live-streamed and later published to our YouTube channel.

Join us

Jina is an open-source project. We are hiring full-stack developers, evangelists, and PMs to build the next neural search ecosystem in open source.


Copyright (c) 2020 Jina AI Limited. All rights reserved.

Jina is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See LICENSE for the full license text.