Logstash uses RubyGems.org as its repository for all plugin artifacts. After you have developed your new plugin, you can make it available to Logstash users by publishing it to RubyGems.org.
Logstash and all its plugins are licensed under Apache License, version 2 ("ALv2"). If you make your plugin publicly available via RubyGems.org, please make sure to have this line in your gemspec:
s.licenses = ['Apache License (2.0)']
You’ll need an account on RubyGems.org
After creating an account,
obtain an API
key from RubyGems.org. By default, RubyGems uses the file
to store your API key. These credentials will be used to publish the gem.
password with the credentials you created at
curl -u username:password https://rubygems.org/api/v1/api_key.yaml > ~/.gem/credentials chmod 0600 ~/.gem/credentials
Before proceeding, make sure you have the right version in your gemspec file and commit your changes.
s.version = '0.1.0'
To publish version 0.1.0 of your new logstash gem:
bundle install bundle exec rake vendor bundle exec rspec bundle exec rake publish_gem
Reads the version from the gemspec file (
s.version = '0.1.0')
- Checks in your local repository if a tag exists for that version. If the tag already exists, it aborts the process. Otherwise, it creates a new version tag in your local repository.
- Builds the gem
- Publishes the gem to RubyGems.org
That’s it! Your plugin is published! Logstash users can now install your plugin by running:
bin/plugin install logstash-output-mypluginname
Where <plugintype> is
<mypluginname> is the name of your new plugin.
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