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(pronounced “hem-dahl”)

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Heimdall provides metrics to determine how accurate Codex is at determining if a device is connected to XMiDT.

For more information on Codex, check out the Codex README. For more information on XMiDT, check out the XMiDT README.

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Code of Conduct

This project and everyone participating in it are governed by the XMiDT Code Of Conduct. By participating, you agree to this Code.




In order to build from the source, you need a working Go environment with version 1.11 or greater. Find more information on the Go website.

You can directly use go get to put the Heimdall binary into your GOPATH:

GO111MODULE=on go get

You can also clone the repository yourself and build using make:

mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/
cd $GOPATH/src/
git clone
cd heimdall
make build


The Makefile has the following options you may find helpful:

  • make build: builds the Heimdall binary
  • make docker: builds a docker image for Heimdall, making sure to get all dependencies
  • make local-docker: builds a docker image for Heimdall with the assumption that the dependencies can be found already
  • make it: runs make docker, then deploys Heimdall and a cockroachdb database into docker.
  • make test: runs unit tests with coverage for Heimdall
  • make clean: deletes previously-built binaries and object files


First have a local clone of the source and go into the root directory of the repository. Then use rpkg to build the rpm:

rpkg srpm --spec <repo location>/<spec file location in repo>
rpkg -C <repo location>/.config/rpkg.conf sources --outdir <repo location>'


The docker image can be built either with the Makefile or by running a docker command. Either option requires first getting the source code.

See Makefile on specifics of how to build the image that way.

For running a command, either you can run docker build after getting all dependencies, or make the command fetch the dependencies. If you don't want to get the dependencies, run the following command:

docker build -t heimdall:local -f deploy/Dockerfile .

If you want to get the dependencies then build, run the following commands:

GO111MODULE=on go mod vendor
docker build -t heimdall:local -f deploy/Dockerfile.local .

For either command, if you want the tag to be a version instead of local, then replace local in the docker build command.


WIP. TODO: add info


For deploying on Docker or in Kubernetes, refer to the deploy README.

For running locally, ensure you have the binary built. If it's in your GOPATH, run:


If the binary is in your current folder, run:



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