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Target generators

Target Generators in Kapitan

What is a Target Generator?

A target generator is a specialized Generator class that focuses on processing the configuration of a single target. To give an illustrative example, if one sets up the configuration for a target named nginx as follows:

      image: nginx

The expected behavior would be for the kubernetes generator to churn out manifests into the compiled/nginx/manifest output target. What's noteworthy here is that the nature of resources generated—like ConfigMap, Secret, Service—depends on the nginx component's configuration.

Crafting a Target Generator

To lay the foundation for a target generator, employ the provided Python decorator:

class Components(kgenlib.BaseStore):

This configuration indicates that the generator will spring into action for configurations housed under the parameters.components inventory segment, but only for that specific target.