HTTP Upload

GoReleaser supports building and pushing artifacts to HTTP servers using simple HTTP requests.

How it works

You can declare multiple uploads instances. All binaries generated by your builds section will be pushed to each configured upload.

If you have only one uploads instance, the configuration is as easy as adding the upload target and a username to your .goreleaser.yml file:

uploads:
  - name: production
    target: http://some.server/some/path/example-repo-local/{{ .ProjectName }}/{{ .Version }}/
    username: goreleaser

Prerequisites:

  • An HTTP server accepting HTTP requests
  • A user + password with grants to upload an artifact using HTTP requests (if the server requires it)

Target

The target is the URL to upload the artifacts to (without the name of the artifact).

An example configuration for goreleaser in upload mode binary with the target can look like

- mode: binary
  target: 'http://some.server/some/path/example-repo-local/{{ .ProjectName }}/{{ .Version }}/{{ .Os }}/{{ .Arch }}{{ if .Arm }}{{ .Arm }}{{ end }}'

and will result in an HTTP PUT request sent to http://some.server/some/path/example-repo-local/goreleaser/1.0.0/Darwin/x86_64/goreleaser.

Supported variables:

  • Version
  • Tag
  • ProjectName
  • Os
  • Arch
  • Arm

Warning: Variables Os, Arch and Arm are only supported in upload mode binary.

Username

Your configured username needs to be valid against your HTTP server.

You can have the username set in the configuration file as shown above or you can have it read from and environment variable. The configured name of your HTTP server will be used to build the environment variable name. This way we support auth for multiple instances. This also means that the name per configured instance needs to be unique per goreleaser configuration.

The name of the environment variable will be UPLOAD_NAME_USERNAME. If your instance is named production, you can store the username in the environment variable UPLOAD_PRODUCTION_USERNAME. The name will be transformed to uppercase.

If a configured username is found in the configuration file, then the environment variable is not used at all.

Password

The password will be stored in a environment variable. The configured name of your HTTP server will be used. This way we support auth for multiple instances. This also means that the name per configured instance needs to be unique per goreleaser configuration.

The name of the environment variable will be UPLOAD_NAME_SECRET. If your instance is named production, you need to store the secret in the environment variable UPLOAD_PRODUCTION_SECRET. The name will be transformed to uppercase.

Server authentication

You can authenticate your TLS server adding a trusted X.509 certificate chain in your upload configuration.

The trusted certificate chain will be used to validate the server certificates.

You can set the trusted certificate chain using the trusted_certificates setting the upload section with PEM encoded certificates on a YAML literal block like this:

uploads:
  - name: "some HTTP/TLS server"
    #...(other settings)...
    trusted_certificates: |
      -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
      MIIDrjCCApagAwIBAgIIShr2zchZo+8wDQYJKoZIhvcNAQENBQAwNTEXMBUGA1UE
      ...(edited content)...
      TyzMJasj5BPZrmKjJb6O/tOtEIJ66xPSBTxPShkEYHnB7A==
      -----END CERTIFICATE-----
      -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
      MIIDrjCCApagAwIBAgIIShr2zchZo+8wDQYJKoZIhvcNAQENBQAwNTEXMBUGA1UE
      ...(edited content)...
      TyzMJasj5BPZrmKjJb6O/tOtEIJ66xPSBTxPShkEYHnB7A==
      -----END CERTIFICATE-----

Customization

Of course, you can customize a lot of things:

# .goreleaser.yml
uploads:
  # You can have multiple upload instances.
  -
    # Unique name of your upload instance. Used to identify the instance.
    name: production

    # HTTP method to use.
    # Default: PUT
    method: POST

    # IDs of the artifacts you want to upload.
    ids:
    - foo
    - bar

    # Upload mode. Valid options are `binary` and `archive`.
    # If mode is `archive`, variables _Os_, _Arch_ and _Arm_ for target name are not supported.
    # In that case these variables are empty.
    # Default is `archive`.
    mode: archive

    # URL to be used as target of the HTTP request
    target: https://some.server/some/path/example-repo-local/{{ .ProjectName }}/{{ .Version }}/

    # User that will be used for the deployment
    username: deployuser

    # An optional header you can use to tell GoReleaser to pass the artifact's
    # SHA256 checksum within the upload request.
    # Default is empty.
    checksum_header: -X-SHA256-Sum

    # Upload checksums (defaults to false)
    checksum: true

    # Upload signatures (defaults to false)
    signature: true

   # Certificate chain used to validate server certificates
    trusted_certificates: |
      -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
      MIIDrjCCApagAwIBAgIIShr2zchZo+8wDQYJKoZIhvcNAQENBQAwNTEXMBUGA1UE
      ...(edited content)...
      TyzMJasj5BPZrmKjJb6O/tOtEIJ66xPSBTxPShkEYHnB7A==
      -----END CERTIFICATE-----

These settings should allow you to push your artifacts into multiple HTTP servers.

Last updated by Carlos Alexandro Becker on November 18, 2019. Improve this page.