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How to Submit xRunBooks and Actions to Github


If you have created a xRunBook in the SAAS/Sandbox, select the xRunBook's 3 dot menu and choose "Download."

The Three dot menu:

In the repository, there is a script that will remove all of your parameters, credentials and outputs. Run this script against your RunBook:

python3 -f <ipynb file> 

RunBook JSON file

You'll need to create a <RunBook name>.json file. This JSON has several attributes:

  • Name: the name of your xRunBook

  • Description: a detailed description of your runbook.

  • uuid: A unique Id. Generate this using the description value, and running:

echo "DESCRIPTION OF THE RUNBOOK" | shasum -a 256
  • icon: The connector type

  • categories: the categories of the xRunBook.

  • connector_types: The connector type

  • version: The version

Save this JSON file. With these 2 files, create a branch of the repo, and submit a PR.


To submit a custom Action, first create a working version in unSkript. To create an Action that can be submitted to Open Source:

  1. Copy an existing "lego" in the Awesome-CloudOps-Automation.

  2. Rename the folder, and the .py and .json files with teh same name - that describes your action (for example: "aws_get_ec2_instance_age")

  3. Next we'll edit the files. Copy the Python code of your Action into the .py file.

    1. Add a Class called InputSchema that describes the inputs for your action:

    class InputSchema(BaseModel):
        region: str = Field(
            description='AWS Region of the ECS service')
  4. Now Edit the JSON file (this is created for you when you save from Docker):

    1. Name: the Name of your Action,

    2. Description: the Description

    3. Type: what connector will it use (ex: "LEGO_TYPE_AWS")

    4. Entry Function: The name of the function called to run the Action.

    5. Needs Credential: Boolean

    6. Output_Type: Dict, Array, String

    7. Supports polling: Boolean

    8. Supports Iteration: Boolean

  5. Write a readme file (a template is created on save from Docker). Attach images (save in the same directory) if helpful.

  6. Once these files are completed, create a fork of the repo, and submit a PR to the Master branch. The unSkript team will promptly review your Action and provide comments, or accept your submission.

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