Creating plug-ins with the plug-ins SDK#
You can create your own plug-ins and install them in HCL™ Accelerate. After installing custom plug-ins, you can integrate them in your releases, reports, and value streams.
To create a plug-in, your development environment must include the following items:
- Node.js version 12 or later
- NPM version 6 or later
- HCL Accelerate version 2.0 or later
To get started with the plug-in SDK, complete the following steps:
- Download the plug-in SDK. On the HCL Accelerate Plugins tab, click Download plugin sample. After the download is finished, extract the compressed file.
Build the sample plug-in. In the ucv-ext-sdk-template folder, run the following commands. Additional instructions are provided in the SDK Readme.md file.
npm install npm run dist-runnable docker build . -t name:tag
namevalue can be any value that you want. The
tagvalue must represent the latest image version, or some other valid semantic version. For example,
docker build . -t testplugin:0.1.
Upload the sample plug-in. On the HCL Accelerate Plugins tab, click Load plugin, and then select the Docker image that contains your plug-in. To upload the image from the previous step, you specify
- Create an integration by using the sample plug-in. On the Plugins tab, click Add integration.
Plug-ins are categorized by data collection and communication methods. Generally, plug-ins are designed to use one of the following communication methods.
- Webhook. These plug-ins use webhooks to communicate with a defined HCL Accelerate API endpoint. The webhook is used to trigger data collection events. Examples include the AppScan™, and SonarCube plug-ins.
- Poller. These plug-ins are based on an event defined by the plug-in. Queries are performed to determine when to send and update data from the external service. Examples include the GitHub™, and Rally plug-ins.
- Parser. These plug-ins integrate functions to parse a specific file type and create a metric document that HCL Accelerate can display with other value stream management and portfolio views. Examples include the JUnit, and OneTest plug-ins.
Parent topic: Extending product functions