Tekton Triggers ships with the Interceptor Custom Resource Definition (CRD), which allows you to implement a custom namespaced-scoped Webhook-style Interceptor.

A Interceptor specifies an external Kubernetes v1 Service running custom business logic that receives the event payload from the EventListener via an HTTP request and returns a processed version of the payload along with an HTTP 200 response. The Interceptor can also halt processing if the event payload does not meet criteria you have configured as well as add extra fields that are accessible in the EventListener's top-level extensions field to other Interceptors and Interceptors chained with it and the associated TriggerBinding.

Structure of a Interceptor

A Interceptor definition consists of the following fields:

  • Required:
    • apiVersion - specifies the target API version, for example
    • kind - specifies that this Kubernetes resource is a Interceptor object
    • metadata - specifies data that uniquely identifies this Interceptor object, for example a name
    • spec - specifies the configuration information for this Interceptor object, including:
      • [clientConfig] - specifies how a client, such as an EventListener communicates with this Interceptor object

Configuring the client of the Interceptor

The clientConfig field specifies the client, such as an EventListener and how it communicates with the Interceptor to exchange event payload and other data. You can configure this field in one of the following ways:

  • Specify the url field and as its value a URL at which the corresponding Kubernetes service listens for incoming requests from this Interceptor
  • Specify the service field and within it reference the corresponding Kubernetes service that’s listening for incoming requests from this Interceptor

For example:

    url: "http://interceptor-svc.default.svc/"
      name: "my-interceptor-svc"
      namespace: "default"
      path: "/optional-path" # optional
      port: 8081 # defaults to 80

Configuring a Kubernetes Service for the Interceptor

The Kubernetes object running the custom business logic for your Interceptor must meet the following criteria:

  • Fronted by a regular Kubernetes v1 Service listening on an HTTP port (default port is 80)
  • Accepts an HTTP POST request that contains an InterceptorRequest as a JSON body
  • Returns an HTTP 200 OK response that contains an InterceptorResponse as a JSON body. If the trigger processing should continue, the interceptor should set the continue field in the response to true. If the processing should be stopped, the interceptor should set the continue field to false and also provide additional information detailing the error in the status field.
  • Returns a response other than HTTP 200 OK only if payload processing halts due to a catastrophic failure.

Running Interceptor as HTTPS

Triggers support writing custom interceptor for both http and https. Support of http for custom interceptor will be removed in future and only https will be supported.

End user who write https custom interceptor need to pass caBundle as well as label

    server/type: https

to Interceptor in order to make secure connection with eventlistener.

Here is the reference for writing https server for custom interceptor.