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Conceptually, Kratix Promises are the building blocks that enable teams to design platforms that specifically meet their customer needs.

Technically, a Promise is a YAML document that defines a contract between the Platform and its users.

Use Case

Consider the task of setting up development environments for application teams. This task is usually repetitive and requires many cookie-cutter steps. It may involve wiring up Git repos, spinning up a CI/CD server, creating a PaaS to run the applications, instructing CI/CD to listen to the Git repos and push successful builds into the PaaS, and finally wiring applications to their required data services.

A Promise can encapsulate all the required steps and handle the toil of running those low-level tasks. It can be designed as a single Promise that does it all, or it can be a collection of Promises that, combined, deliver the desired functionality.



  • enable you to build your platform incrementally and in response to the needs of your users.
  • codify the contract between platform teams and application teams for the delivery of a specific service, e.g. a database, an identity service, a supply chain, or a complete development pipeline of patterns and tools.
  • are easy to build, deploy, and update.
  • are sharable and reusable between platforms, teams, business units, and other organisations.
  • add up to a frictionless experience when platform users want to create services that they need to deliver value.

To see Promises in-action, check out the guides: Installing a Promise and Writing a Promise.

Promise API

kind: Promise
# Name of the Promise; what user will see in the Platform Cluster
name: promise-name
# Arbitrary key/value pairs that will be used for scheduling
# Check the Scheduling docs for details
key: value

# Array of Kubernetes resources to be installed in the Worker Clusters
- apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment
name: service-operator
- #...
- #...

# CRD that a Platform User uses to request an instance of this Promise
kind: CustomResourceDefinition
# ...

# Ordered list of Docker containers
# Executed in response to a Resource Request
- myorg/pipeline-image-1 # Kubernetes defaults to
- #...